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Looking for a local, true farmer's market in Western North Carolina?  Scroll down this page and you will see the farm markets, farm stands, roadside stands, produce markets, even garden fruit and vegetable stands and seasonal community farmer's markets in Western North Carolina, sorted by county. Markets offering organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name. If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website.

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!  

What's in season in March 2017, and other timely information:

March brings with it Spring and the ability to buy locally, especially in the deep South where fresh strawberries are available in Florida and Texas, followed by California. Cold weather crops, like spinach, some lettuces, peas, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks and early onions being harvested in all but the colder regions. Many markets still have fresh winter squash, stored from last Autumn.

Farmer's Market Listings, by county

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Alexander County

  • Blueberry Hill - Roadside stand, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), blueberries,
    2677 Paul Payne Store Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Phone: 828-612-6933. Email: Sjskiziah@gmail.com. Open: Open daily while Blueberries available; Call ahead. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries available approximately June 28 to July 20. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: July 08, 2015)
  • The Farmers' Daughter - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, melons, nectarines, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food)
    2150 Friendship Church Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Phone: 828-312-8137. Email: thefarmersdaughterfarmmarket@gmail.com. Open: Open May - the end of October. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: From Hickory: Take highway 16N into Alexander County (cross the Catawba River at Oxford Dam). Go to the first stoplight and turn route onto Friendship Church Road We are 2 miles out on the route From Wilkesboro: Take highway 16S through Taylorsville. From the interchange at highway 64E/W, travel approximately 5 miles and turn route at the light onto Friendship Church Road We are located 2 miles out on the route. Strawberries May-first of June (Varies annually). Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Our only PYO crop is Strawberries. Other produce grown on-site: leaf lettuce, kale, spinach, cabbage, Swiss chard, okra, cherry tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and potatoes. (UPDATED: October 01, 2014)

Buncombe County

  • Asheville Farm - Free range, organically fed chickens, farm fresh eggs
    43 Bright Blue Sky Lane, Leicester, NC 28748. Phone: 828-515-0177. Email: growing@ashevillefarm.com. Directions: 5 miles northwest of Asheville on Highway 63. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available all year. Open: 9 am to 9 pm on weekends; Weekdays by appointment. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: May 11, 2008)
  • Aunt Sandie's - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Fresh local eggs, Crafts, artistic products, etc, flowers, herbs/spices, melons, peppers, pumpkins, tomatoes, walnuts, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, farm animals, birthday parties
    1059 Old Leicester Highway, Asheville, NC 28806. Phone: 828-683-8917. Email: sandrabiddix@bellsouth.net. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Please see our website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Aunt Sandie's also offers winter squash, seedlings, edible flowers, ornamental vegetables. (ADDED: May 28, 2010)
  • Hickory Nut Gap Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, apples, blueberries, pumpkins, Turkeys, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    57 Sugar Hollow Road, Fairview, NC 28730. Phone: 828-628-1027. Email: amy@hickorynutgapfarm.com. Open: Wednesday to Saturday 1 pm to 5pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: October 13, 2010)
  • Rayburn Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables,
    136 Dillingham Road, Barnardsville, NC 28709. Phone: 828-424-5109. Email: mlrayburnfarm@gmail.com. Open: Mid September to October; Saturdays, 1 to 4 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Farmstand will have fall greens (such as kale and collards), onions, garlic, specialty potatoes, sweet potatoes, popcorn, preserves, and fruit syrups. (ADDED: April 18, 2015)

Burke County

  • C and O Farms - Uses integrated pest management practices, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), strawberries,
    5480 Wilkies Grove Church Road, Hickory, NC 28602. Phone: 828-308-2671. Email: info@cnofarms.com. Open: all day Saturday and any afternoon through the week, by calling. Directions: From I-40 (east or west) take the Icard/Rhodhiss exit (#116). Turn left off the exit ramp and go about 1.5 to 2 miles. Turn right on Johnson Bridge Road. Take Johnson Bridge Road all the way to the end (about 5 miles) to the stop sign. Go straight through the stop sign and the farm is about 100 yards on the right. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check. First year harvesting at the farm. Open weekends and afternoons by calling. 828-308-2671. Fundraising opportunities available for groups. Great for Youth groups, scout troops or other organizations. CSA available for certain berries. Pick your own, or Pre Pick. Check out our website for further details.  Picking strawberries and blueberries this spring. Raspberries in fall. Blackberries available in the summer. (ADDED: March 12, 2010)
  • Perry's Berry's - Uses natural growing practices, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Farm market, not located on the farm, all produce is sustainably grown, Covered outdoor market, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    1136 Browning View Road, Morganton, NC 28655. Phone: 828-432-7631. Alternate Phone: 828-443-5920. Email: terry@perrysberrys.com. Open: Wednesday 2 pm to 6 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: 1-40 East or West. Take exit 94 Dysartsville Road (From East I-40 Turn left onto Dysartsville Road )(From West I-40 turn right onto Dysartsville Road ) Go 0.7 miles. Turn left onto US 70 West. Go 1.7 miles then turn right onto State Road 1233/Bridgewater Road Go 5.6 miles. Turn left onto highway 126. Go 0.9 miles turn right onto Gwaltney Road. Go 300 feet turn left onto Browning View Road Go 300 feet turn left onto Browning View Road Go 0.2 miles. Farm on right. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: June 21 thru July 25, 2014 Pumpkins: October 1 to October 31, 2014. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 19, 2014)

Caldwell County

  • Johnny Wilson Farm LLC - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), porta-potties, picnic area, Bouncy castle, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    2547 Dry Ponds Rd, Granite Falls, NC 28630. Phone: 828-217-1874. Alternate Phone: 828-312-3080. Email: jwfarm.olivia@gmail.com. Open: Every Tuesday from May until December we will be at the farmers market in Sawmills there will be no produce at the farm on Tuesdays. Directions: From interstate 40 take exit 113(Valdese)east bound turn left, west bound turn right. Stay straight through Valdese you will cross the castle bridge and then go up a hill. At top of hill is a stop light make a right onto Dry Ponds Road go approximately 3 miles farm is located on left if going to the pumpkin patch, birhtday parties or weddding or right if you going to buy produce, landscaping material, Christmas Trees. The office is also located on the right side inside the farm house. Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: September 27, 2011)
  • Lenoir Downtown Farmers Market - Farm market, not located on the farm, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is certified organically grown, some produce is sustainably grown, Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc,
    912 West Avenue, Lenoir, NC 28645. Phone: 828-221-4935. Alternate Phone: 828-729-7020. Email: lenoirdopwntownfarmersmarket@gmail.com,. Open: Year round Wednesday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, WIC Vouchers. Four times a year the, Lenoir Downtown Farmers Market hosts special community events. A harvest festival in the fall, Herb festival in the spring, 4th of July cookout and a Holiday palooza. Please check our Facebook page for current events and sign up to receive our monthly email news letter. Buy local, buy fresh, buy quality. We are a producer only farm market located in historic downtown, Lenoir, North Carolina. We offer a wide variety of seasonal local grown produce. We also offer meat such as, pork, beef and lamb. We are currently working to add chicken and fish,(Tilapia and Trout). We have eggs, jams, Jelly, honey, baked goods, canned goods, arts and crafts by local artisans, plants, herbs and a wide variety of flowers and bouquet's arranged by local growers. Coming soon will be monthly classes free of charge on a variety of topics pertaining to farming, healthy living, healthy cooking, growing herbs, shitake mushrooms, etc. We have fresh brewed coffee and Organic whole bean roasted by a local vendor is sold by the 1/2 or whole pound. (ADDED: August 17, 2013)

Clay County

  • SSM Farm - Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers, Corn, Squash, Beans, Pumpkins, Cabbage,
    Tusquittee Road, Hayesville, NC 28904. Payment: Cash and Check. They have a Port-A-Potty.
    Comments from a visitor on July 28, 2009:
    "The service and prices cannot be beat. The stand is beside the fields and the produce is of excellent quality. I have been buying form them for two years and refer everyone I know that freezes and cans about the farm. Vegetables can be purchased by the box or you can buy small quantity for a meal. These crops are not organically grown. " (ADDED: July 28, 2009, suggested by a visitor)

Gaston County

  • Apple Orchard Farm - meats and produce
    640 Mariposa road, Stanley, NC 28164. Phone: 704-718-4923. Open: Year round, daylight hours.. Email: appleorchardfarm@bellsouth.net. All meats are hormone free, grass fed organic meats. All produce is also organic and pesticide free. They also make their own honey and honeycomb and have beef jerky. They also have one of the tallest windmills in the area!
    Comments from a visitor on August 28, 2009:
    "I love it it's a really cool place to visit. Art Duckworth is a great farmer and it makes an excellent agritourism stop." (ADDED: August 28, 2009, suggested by a visitor)
  • Stowe Dairy Farms - Uses natural growing practices, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Covered outdoor market, beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, herbs/spices, pecans , peppers, plums, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    169 Stowe Dairy Road, Gastonia, NC 28052. Phone: 704 228-9826. Email: Stowe_Dairy_Farms@yahoo.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Gastonia: highway 321 South Turn right on Crowders Creek Road After 4 miles, turn right on Stowe Dairy Road. Click here for a map and directions. All natural beef available year round; Farm market opens mid June until September; Open for Christmas season from Thanksgiving until sold out. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Sweet Sorghum Saturdays: Watch sorghum syrup being made with old timey equipment and methods Saturdays in October. Check website for exact dates and times due to weather conditions. Hayrides available for events year round as weather permits. Yellow zucchini, heirloom tomatoes, okra, popcorn. (UPDATED: April 07, 2010)

Haywood County

  • Christopher Farm Store - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), Indoor market, Covered outdoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, restrooms
    2266 Crymes Cove Road, Waynesville, NC 28560. Phone: 828-456-3010. Alternate Phone: 828-712=9710. Fax: 828-456-3055. Email: tim@christopherfarmstore.com. Open: from: Monday to Saturday, 6 am till 5 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. Our sweet corn does not last very long as people watch for us to start harvesting, the same with our apples.. Our corn is absolutely wonderful. (ADDED: July 16, 2012)

Henderson County

  • Big Willow - No pesticides are used, Fresh eggs
    151 Big Willow Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28739. Phone: 828-692-7213. Email: chatty1998a@bellsouth.net. Open: Directions: US 64 W to Etowah. Left on Etowah School Road Left on River Road Right on Big Willow. Click here for a map and directions. Farm Fresh Eggs, some duck eggs; 1;50 dozen; Eggs gathered daily; Free roam chickens and ducks; Only feed Layer feed and cracked corn; Feed scraps from house and garden;. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: August 11, 2009)
  • The Farm - Roadside stand, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, beans, blueberries, broccoli, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, melons, onions, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes,
    2731 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone: 828-696-5375. Email: sharon_searcy@yahoo.com. Open: Monday through Saturday 9 am Until 6 pm May through October. Directions: Take interstate 26 to exit 49 A (Hwy 64 east, Bat Cave), go 1 1/2 miles and The Farm is on the left (about a mile past Walmart in Hendersonville). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (ADDED: October 05, 2011)(UPDATED: June 14, 2012)

Lincoln County

  • Mill Creek Organic Gardens - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Farm market, not located on the farm, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Covered outdoor market, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, school tours
    3102 Fish Pond Road, Cherryville, NC 28021. Phone: 704-435-6799. Email: claymurphy@millcreekorganicgardens.com. Open: See our website for current hours http://millcreekorganicgardens;com/. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: The gardens are located in the foothills of western North Carolina off highway 182 on Fish Pond Road in lincoln county. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards. Click here for our Facebook page. All produce is grown in organic and polyculture manner. We use no chemicals of any type at the gardens. Our sauces, chile powders, vinegars are made from produce we grow. hard/soft neck garlic, elephant garlic, shallots, cabbage, red mustard/ collard greens, rainbow chard, 15 types of lettuce, red russian kale, easter egg radishes,sweet potatoes, yams, tomatillo, Mill Creek signature salad mix with edible flowers, chile powders, hot sauces, red wine/white wine/malt vinegars. (ADDED: November 29, 2012)

Rutherford County

  • Love Story Farm - Garden stand on a residence, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting, school tours
    314 Lovers Ln, Rutherfordton, NC 28139. Phone: 828-447-0047. Email: lovestoryfarm@yahoo.com. Open: May 23 through October 31; Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm; Saturday, 9am to 6pm; Closed on Sundays. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Summer Solstice; Friday, June 24th; 6pm to 10pm; Activities include: bonfire, drum circle, live music, s'mores making, and story-telling; Saturday, June 25th; 10am to 6pm; Activities include: face painting, homemade wine tasting contest, homemade icecream; We will be offering blueberries, strawberries, sal Saturday, jams, pies, and fresh-cut flowers for sale; Local artisans May rent space for $25 a booth; Please bring your own equipment and setup; Contact Christine at Love Story Farm for more information; Harvest Festival; Saturday, August 13th; 10am to 6pm; Activities include: hay rides, face painting; Demonstrations include: papermaking/journal making, pressed flowers (cards), natural tye-dying, potpourri and sachel making, solar dehydration, soap making, and biodiesel; We will offer 3 tours of the farm; Please check back for updated times and schedules of the events; There will also be items available for purchase, such as: sunflowers, jams, pesto, herbs (fresh and dry), shirts, hats, etc. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Intensive Cob Weekend. Friday, May 20, 1pm until Sunday, May 22, 5pm. Arrive Thursday at 5pm or later. Canning and Preserving Class. Saturday, July 23, 9am to 1 pm. Earth Plaster and Paint Weekend. Saturday, July 30, 9am, until Sunday, July 31, 5pm. Arrive on Friday, 2pm or later. St. Patty's Irish Brew Class*. 4 weeks. Thursday nights. 7pm to 8:30 pm. March 17 to April 7. Summer Mist Wine Class*. 5 weeks. Thursday nights. 7pm to 8:30pm. May 12 to June 9. *Must be 21 and show ID. (ADDED: March 10, 2011)
  • Mary Ann's Berry Patch - Roadside stand, blueberries,
    202 Rock Springs Church Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139. Phone: 828-755-5255. Email: maryaferrin@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm Closed on Sunday. Directions: The berry patch is 5 miles east of Lake Lure; 1/10 mile off of Route 74A/64. Picking Blueberries from June 12 to July 30, 2017. Payment: Cash, Check. This will be the last season for the blueberry patch due to a two year drought and other factors. (UPDATED: June 14, 2016)

Surry County

  • Fresh Berries U-Pick/We Pick - No pesticides are used, blueberries, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    1500 Jessup Grove Church Road, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041. Phone: 336-351-5798. Fax: 336-351-5798. Open: U - Pick is open Mondays through Fridays and We - Pick is open Wednesdays through Fridays, from 9 am to 3 pm. Directions: From Winston-Salem, take Highway 52 North to first Pilot Mountain Exit (Highway 268). Turn right onto Highway 268 and go 1.2 miles to the first stop light. Turn left onto Main Street and go 1.5 miles to the first stop light. Turn right onto Old Westfield Road and go 2.7 miles to the first crossroads. Turn left onto Jessups Grove Church Road and go .5 miles to the farm at #1500 (on the left). Turn onto the gravel driveway and park at the red barn. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. June, July, and into August (depending on the weather and the bushes). (ADDED: June 23, 2009)

Wilkes County

  • A&J Farms and Produce #2 - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, apples, beans, corn (sweet), eggplant, melons, nectarines, oranges, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, strawberries, tomatoes, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    5577 highway 421w, Wilkesboro, NC 28697. Phone: 336-981-5772. Email: jbare5277900@aol.com. Open: Monday to Thursday 9am to 6pm, Friday to Sunday 9am to 7pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: July 15, 2010)

Yadkin County

  • Happy's Farm - peppers, corn, tomatoes, squash, eggplant, okra, pumpkins, melons and cucumbers.
    2508 Forbush Road, East Bend, NC 27018. Phone: 336-408-7380. Open: call to arrange at picking time; Call and check with what is available and ready. Email: happys_farm@yahoo.com.  Call for more information and please call to verify availability. In July and August, we have yellow, white and bicolor corn and Silver King white corn. . (ADDED: July 16, 2009, suggested by a visitor) (UPDATED: April 23, 2010)

Yancey County

  • The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms - Garden stand on a residence, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, carrots, flowers, gooseberries, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Fresh eggs, farm animals
    54 Labrador Lane, Burnsville, NC 28714. Phone: 828-682-1405. Email: yanceyfoxfarms@frontier.com. Open: Call for hours. Directions: Call for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Bloody Butcher corn. (ADDED: February 18, 2011)

 

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