Farmers Markets

There are more than 100 farmers markets (also called tailgate markets) across the Appalachian Grown region. ASAP provides resources and support for all of these markets. Find a list with opening dates below, or search for more details about individual markets in the online Local Food Guide.

ASAP also operates Asheville City Market, which was established in 2008 as a learning lab to pilot new programs and provide more opportunities for farmers, particularly those unable to access existing market options. Visit Asheville City Market on Saturdays on N. Market St. in downtown Asheville.

Many markets accept SNAP/EBT and some offer incentives like Double SNAP. Learn more about SNAP at farmers markets, including ASAP’s Double SNAP for Fruits and Vegetables program.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

  • Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week
  • Locally grown rice from Lee’s One Fortune Farm has arrived at markets this week! While rice is not commonly grown in Southern Appalachia, and generally grown in few areas of the United States, the Lees’ use of nearby streams to irrigate their rice paddies creates the submerged conditions needed to grow their rice. Red rice … Read more

This weekly roundup features Buncombe County markets, but many products mentioned can be found at markets throughout the region. Subscribe to ASAP’s Weekly Farmers Market Report newsletter to get the report in your inbox each week. View past weeks in the Fresh at Farmers Markets archive. ASAP’s produce seasonality chart provides a yearlong view.

Find Farmers Markets

Dates and hours for the 2022 farmers market season are below, organized by region. Note that market hours are subject to change—double check individual market websites or social media to confirm. Heading to a market in Asheville? View a map of markets located on ART bus routes.

Central Mountains, NC – Buncombe, Madison, Yancey counties

Southside Community Farmers Market, Asheville: 1st Sundays, noon, May-October (July date is July 17)

Sundays on the Island, Marshall: Sundays, noon, April 2-Oct. 30

West Asheville Tailgate MarketTuesdays, 3:30-6:30 pm, April 5-Nov. 22 (holiday market 3:30-5:30 pm, Nov. 29-Dec. 20)

Appalachian Farmers and Artisan Market, Burnsville: Wednesdays, 3-6 pm, April 20-Oct. 26

River Arts District Farmers Market, Asheville: Wednesdays, 3-6 pm, May 4-Nov. 23 (winter market: 3-5:30, December  7 – April 26, 2023)

Weaverville Tailgate MarketWednesdays, 3-6 pm, April 6-Oct. 26 (winter market Jan. 5-March 30, 3-6 pm)

Enka-Candler Tailgate MarketThursdays, 3-6 pm, May 5-Oct. 27

East Asheville Tailgate Market: Fridays, 3-6 pm, April 1-Oct. 28

Asheville City MarketSaturdays, 9 am-noon, April 2-Dec. 17 (winter market 10 am-1 pm, Jan. 7-March 25, 2023)

Black Mountain Tailgate MarketSaturdays, 9 am-noon, May 7-Nov. 19

Mars Hill Farmers & Artisans MarketSaturdays, 10 am-1 pm, April 2-Oct. 29

North Asheville Tailgate MarketSaturdays, 8 am-noon, April 2-Nov. 19 (holiday market 10 am-1 pm, Nov. 26-Dec. 17)

Yancey County Farmers Market, Burnsville: Saturdays, 8:30 am-12:30 pm (9 am-1 pm beginning in October), April 24-Nov. 20

WNC Farmers Market, Asheville: daily, 8 am-5 pm, year-round (Farmers Truck Shed #1 is designated for farmers who sell only what they grow.)

Southern Mountains, NC – Henderson, Polk, Transylvania counties

Flat Rock Farmers Market, Hendersonville: Thursdays, 3-6 pm, April 29-Oct. 30

Henderson County Curb Market, Hendersonville: TuesdaysThursdays, and Saturdays, 8 am-2 pm, April-December (winter market Saturdays, 8 am-2 pm, January-March)

Etowah Lions Farmers MarketWednesdays, 3 pm-6 pm, May 4-Oct. 26

Saluda Tailgate Market, Saluda: Fridays, 4:30-6:30 p.m., May 6-Oct. 28 (winter market 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9 am-12 pm, Nov. 12-April 22, 2023

Columbus Farmers’ MarketSaturdays, 8 am-noon, May 7-Oct. 29

Henderson County Tailgate Market, Hendersonville: Saturdays, 8 am-noon, April 3-Oct. 30

Hendersonville Farmers MarketSaturdays, 8 am-1 pm, May 7-Oct. 29

Mills River Farm MarketSaturdays, 8 am-noon, May 7-Oct. 29

Transylvania Farmers’ Market, Brevard: Saturdays, 9 am-noon (winter hours 10-noon), year-round (no market Dec. 25)

Foothills, NC – Burke, Caldwell, McDowell, Rutherford counties

Hildebran Farmers MarketTuesdays, 8 am-1 pm, June 7-Oct. 25

Historic Marion Tailgate MarketTuesdays, 3-6 pm, May 3-Oct. 25, Fridays, 11 am-2 pm, July-August

Town of Sawmills Farmers Market, Granite Falls: Tuesdays, 2-5 pm, May 3-Sept. 27

Morganton Farmers MarketWednesdays, 11 am-2 pm, Saturdays, 8 am-noon, May 6-Oct. 28 (holiday market dates TBA)

Caldwell County Farmers Market, Lenoir: Saturdays, 7 am-2 pm, May 7-Oct. 29

Rutherford County Farmers Market, Forest City: Saturdays, 8 am-noon, April 1-Oct. 31 (winter market 1st and 3rd Saturdays, Nov. 1-March 31, 2023, 10 am-1 pm)

Smoky Mountains, NC – Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain counties

The ‘Whee Market, Cullowhee: Tuesdays, 3-6 pm, year-round

Brasstown’s Farmers MarketWednesdays, 9 am-1 pm, April 6-Oct. 26

Locally Grown on the Green, Cashiers: Wednesdays, 3-6 pm, April 6-Oct. 26

Smathers Farmers & Public Market, Canton: Thursdays, 3:30 pm-6:30 pm, May 26-Oct. 27

Swain County Farmers Market, Bryson City: Fridays, 9 am-1 pm, 2022 dates TBA

Franklin Farmers Tailgate MarketSaturdays, 8 am-noon, April 2-Oct. 29 (winter market 10 am-noon, Nov. 5-March 25, 2023)

Graham County Farmers Market, Robbinsville: Saturdays, 8 am-noon, May 14-Nov. 19

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market, Waynesville: Saturdays 9 am-noon, April 9-Dec. 17

Jackson County Farmers Market, Sylva: Saturdays, 9 am-noon, April 2-Oct. 29 (winter market 10 am-1 pm, Nov. 5-March 25)

Murphy Farmers MarketSaturdays, 9 am-1 pm, April 2-Oct. 29

High Country, NC – Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes counties

King Street Market, Boone: Tuesdays, 4-7 pm, May 3-Oct. 25 (4-6 pm starting in October) (winter market 9 am-noon, Dec. 3-March 25, 2023)

Wilkes County Farmers’ Market, North Wilkesboro: Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30 pm, Saturdays, 7:30 am-noon, April 26-Sept. 27

Spruce Pine Farmers MarketWednesdays, 2 pm-5:30 pm, 2022 dates TBA

Avery County Farmers Market, Banner Elk: Thursdays, 3:30-6 pm, April 21-Oct. 13

Blowing Rock Farmers MarketThursdays, 3-6 pm, May 26-Sept. 30

Alleghany County Farmers’ Market, Sparta: Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, May 7-Nov. 5

Ashe County Farmers Market, West Jefferson: Saturdays, 8 am-1 pm, April 10-Oct. 30 (holiday market date TBA)

Bakersville Main Street Farmer’s MarketSaturdays, 9 am-12 pm, May 1-Nov 1.

Watauga County Farmers Market, Boone: Saturdays, 8 am-1 pm (8 am-noon in November), April 1-Nov. 26

Georgia Mountains – Fannin, Franklin, Gilmer, Habersham, Lumpkin, Pickens, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, Whites Counties

Lavonia Farmers MarketWednesdays, 7-11 am, Saturdays, 7-11 am, year-round

Dahlonega Farmers MarketSaturdays, 8 am-1 pm, May 1-Oct. 30 (biweekly beginning in September)

Union County Farmers Market, Blairsville: Tuesdays, 2-5 pm, Saturdays, 7 am-1 pm, June 1-Oct. 30

Blue Ridge Downtown MarketSaturdays, 9 am-1 pm, June 4-Nov. 26

Clayton Farmers MarketSaturdays, 9 am-12:30 pm, April 30-Oct. 29

White County Farmers Market, Cleveland: Saturdays, 7:30 am-noon, June 11-Sept. 24

South Carolina Foothills – Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg counties

Anderson County Farmers Market, Anderson: Saturdays, 10 am-2 pm, May 1-29; TuesdaysThursdays, and Saturdays, 8 am-1 pm, June 2-Nov. 22 (holiday market Saturdays Nov. 26-Dec. 17, 10 am-2 pm)

Foothills Heritage Market, Seneca: Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm, June-August, Saturdays, 8 am-noon, May 1-Nov. 1

Walhalla Farmer’s Market, Oconee: Wednesdays, 7 am-12 pm, Fridays, 7 am-12 pm, June 1-Aug. 31

Clemson Farmers Market: 2022 day and time TBA

Hub City Farmers Market, Spartanburg: Saturdays, 8 am-noon, April 2-Dec. 10 (winter market 3rd Saturdays, 11 am-2 pm, Feb. 19-March 19, 2023)

Landrum Farmers MarketSaturdays, 8 am-noon, May 1-Aug. 31

TD Saturday Market, Greenville: Saturdays, 8 am-noon, May 7-Oct. 29

Travelers Rest Farmers MarketSaturdays, 8:30 am-noon, May 7-Sept. 17

The Toasty FarmerSaturdays, 11 am-2 pm, Dec.-March

Tennessee Mountains – Blount, Bradley, Carter, Cocke, Greene, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Monroe, Polk, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi, Washington Counties

Eastside Sunday Market, Knoxville: Sundays, 1 pm, June 5-Sept. 25

East Tennessee F.A.R.M. – Ebenezer Road Farmers Market, Knoxville: Tuesdays, 3-6 pm, April 5-Nov. 22

Erwin Farmers MarketTuesdays, 5-8 pm, July 5-Sept. 27

Market Square Farmers Market, Knoxville: Wednesdays, 10 am-1 pm, May 4-Dec. 17

Newport Farmers’ MarketWednesdays and Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, May 14-Sept. 24

Norris Farmers’ MarketWednesdays, 3-6 pm, June 1-Nov. 16

ETSU Farmers MarketThursdays, 10 am-2 pm, March 22-April 28

New Harvest Farmers’ Market, Knoxville: Thursdays, 3-6 pm, April 14-Sept. 29

Downtown Sevierville Farmers’ MarketFridays, 7 am-12 pm, May 6-Oct. 28

Dandridge Farmers MarketSaturdays, 8 am-noon, May 7-Oct. 29

Depot Street Farmers Market, Greeneville: Saturdays 9 am-1 pm, May 7-Oct. 29

Dixie Lee Farmers’ MarketSaturdays, 9 am-12 pm, May 7-Oct. 29

Gatlinburg Farmers MarketSaturdays, 8:30 am-noon, May 14-Oct. 15

Greeneville Farmers Market, Tusculum: Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, May 10-Oct. 10 (online ordering available year-round)

Johnson City Farmers MarketSaturdays, 8 am-1 pm, May 7-Oct. 29

Johnson County Farmers Market, Mountain City: Saturdays, 9 am-noon, May 7-Oct. 29 (winter market Nov. 5-Dec. 17)

Jonesborough Farmers MarketSaturdays, 8 am-noon, May 7-Oct. 22

Maryville Farmers’ MarketSaturdays, 8:30 am-11:30 am, April 16-Nov. 12

Mountain Farm & Craft Market, Mountain City: Saturdays, 9 am-12 pm, year-round

Nourish Knoxville’s Winter Farmers’ MarketSaturdays, 10 am-2 pm, Jan. 8-March 26, 2023

Seymour Farmers MarketSaturdays, 8 am-noon, June 4-Oct. 8

Town of White Pine Farmers’ MarketSaturdays, 9 am-1 pm, April 2-Oct. 29

Townsend Farmers’ MarketSaturdays, 9 am-12 pm, April 2-Sept. 24

Main Street Marketplace, Sweetwater: daily, 8 am-dark, year-round

Virginia Mountains – Carroll, Grayson, Scott, Smyth, Washington, Wythe counties

Independence Farmers Market, Elk Creek: Wednesdays, 4-6 pm, Fridays, 9 am-1 pm, May 13-Oct. 14 (holiday market Nov. 25 and Dec. 3)

Abingdon Farmers MarketThursdays, 3-6 pm, April 1-Sept. 30

Wytheville Farmers MarketSaturdays, 8 am-1 pm, May 1-Oct. 31

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