It is spring in the High Country, which means our local farmers' markets are back in full swing. Here in the North Carolina mountains, the Farmers Market network is very strong. Visitors can buy local fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats, and even artisan crafts and baked goods. Visiting a market is one of the best ways to get to know the local people and flavors. With a market almost every day of the week throughout the High Country, there are many options for spending a few hours strolling through quaint booths and even enjoying local entertainment for free.
Banner Elk, Beech Mtn Area
Avery County Farmers Market in Newland
Guests can pick up local products like syrups, artisan breads, flowers and more from their farmer and craftsmen neighbors for a great Friday evening outing.
170 Linville St, Newland, 828-733-8274
June-Oct: Fri: 4-6pm
Avery County Farmers Market in Banner Elk
Dedicated to serving the needs of the farms and farmers throughout Avery County, encouraging the growth and well-being of local farms, and educating the public in Avery County the benefits of supporting local farms.
Azalea Circle, Banner Elk
May-Oct: Thurs: 4:30-7pm
Spruce Pine Farmers Market
Customers and vendors alike always have a good time at this weekly Wednesday market. Featuring vendors from Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey counties with organic and naturally grown produce, fresh eggs, artisan breads, baked goods, honey, goat cheeses, grassfed beef, pork, artisan crafts, handmade baskets, and more
Upper St, Spruce Pine, 800-227-3912
May-Oct, Wed: 2-5pm
Boone, Blowing Rock Area
Blowing Rock Fresh Market
The Blowing Rock Farmers Market offers a great mid-week selection of local produce and goods from area farmers. Located on Park Avenue, right in downtown Blowing Rock, it’s a convenient stop!
Wallingford Road Parking Area, 828-295-7851
May-Oct, Thurs: 4-6pm
In addition to offering fresh good eats, healthy plants, flowers, honey, and an array of artisan goods, the Freedom Market will be collecting funds for local charities. Visitors are encouraged to cast a vote for their favorite, as well as make a donation.
178 W King St (by Earthfare), Boone
April -Sept, Sundays: 11-3
Watauga County Farmers Market
Features a wide array of vendors offering fresh produce, meats, cheeses, pastries, crafts, potted plants, fresh cut flowers and more!
Horn Ave, Boone, 828-355-4918
May 4-Oct, Sat: 8-12pm May 3-Sept 29, Wed: 8-12pm
West Jefferson, Sparta Area
Alleghany County Farmers Market
Vendors will have fresh vegetables, pastured meats and cheeses, gourmet baked goods, artisan crafts and more.
Crouse Park, 60 Cherry St, Sparta
May 11-Oct 12, Sat: 9-1pm June- Aug, Thurs: 4-6pm
Ashe County Farmers Market
A covered open-air market located on the Backstreet in West Jefferson. Fresh, locally grown produce, nursery plants, homemade baked goods and handmade crafts.
108 Backstreet, West Jefferson, 366-877-4141
April 14- Oct, Sat: 8-1pm July- Sept, Wed: 8-1pm
Lansing Farmers Market
Features a rich selection of vegetables and fruits, the market also offers jams, jellies, meats, cheese and bedding plants.
Lansing Fire Dept, 336-384-1603
May 1- Sept 11, Thurs: 1-6pm
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