Farmers Market newsWritten by Admin
Haywood market holds first-ever indoor market
For the first time, the Haywood Historic Farmers Market aren’t folding up their tent when the weather gets colder. Instead of going into hibernation til spring, the Haywood farmer’s market will keep things going with an indoor market during late fall and early winter.
From 9 a.m. till noon on Saturdays through Dec. 13, the market will be held at the gym of The Folkmoot Center on Virginia Avenue in Waynesville.
“Our loyal and admiring customers don’t stop eating just because the tomato vine has wilted,” said Elizabeth Ur, market manager.
Ur said not only is there customer support for an indoor market, but growers have found ways to respond to the locally-grown demand beyond the traditional end of the harvest season.
“Our vendors are using the latest growing technologies to extend the growing season — greenhouses, high tunnels, hoop houses and row cover. And by planting every two or three weeks, while germination and growth are slower this time of year, a vegetable grower can still offer for sale greens and root crops that are just what the soup pot needs this time of year.”
Many of the market’s regular vendors have made the move to the indoor location. Offerings will include fresh salad greens, potatoes, local meats, baked goods, value-added jams and sauces, honey and the season’s last tomatoes, fresh seafood driven overnight from the coast, as well as crafts such as handmade furniture and cutting boards.
Elizabeth Ur, market manager, 828.550.4774.
Jackson market declares winter here
The Jackson County Farmers Market held its first indoor market of the season last week. This is it’s sixth year of moving indoors but staying open during winter months, selling meat, eggs, cheese, baked goods, cold-weather greens, winter root vegetables, greenhouse produce and value-added farm products, from herbs to jams.
The market is held at the Community Table during the winter months, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with kids activities available most weeks. The Community Table is in downtown Sylva on Central Street between the town swimming pool and playground.
Jenny, 828.399.0290 or www.jacksoncountyfarmersmarket.org.
Canton Farmers Market and Heritage Crafts
Haywood Historic Farmers Market
Local produce; meats, seafood delivered overnight from Kitty Hawk, local mountain trout; cheese, eggs and honey; spring bedding, plants and flowers; pickles, preserves and sauces; baked goods; fresh pasta, cornmeal, mushrooms and beverages from the Waynesville Soda Jerks; birdhouses, feeders gourds and heritage crafts such as pottery, blacksmithing, furniture and soaps. Live music and Kids’ Corner Market offered monthly. Crafters regularly give live demos. Many vendors accept credit cards and coupons from Senior Nutrition Program and WIC; SNAP/EBT benefits will likely be accepted by early June. 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Saturday through mid-December at 250 Pigeon St, Waynesville in the parking lot of the HART Theatre.
Maggie Valley Farmers Market
Local produce, arts and crafts, with vendor space still available at this new market. Live music and children’s activities planned periodically. Cash only with PayPal plans in the works. 8 a.m. to dusk Fridays and Saturdays beside Organic Beans Coffee Co., 1098 Soco Rd. in Maggie Valley.
The Original Waynesville Tailgate Market
Fresh fruits and vegetables, honey and plants from Haywood County farmers. A monthly Kids’ Corner event promotes healthy eating. Tables available for nonprofits to share information. WIC and Senior Nutrition Program coupons accepted. 8 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays and Saturdays through Oct. 29 at 171 Legion Dr., Waynesville, at the American Legion in Waynesville behind Bogart’s restaurant. 828.648.6323.
Cashiers Tailgate Market
Fresh baked goods, pesticide-free vegetables and fruits, fresh trout, local beef and lamb, goat cheese, eggs, jellies, fruit pies and more. Community-supported agriculture memberships available. 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays from May through October. Anglican Church parking lot next to Macon Bank on U.S. Highway 64 East.
Jackson County Farmers Market
A variety of locally produced vegetables, meats, honey, botanicals, crafts and more. Plant starts, green and other spring veggies, meats, eggs, baked goods, mozzarella, honey, jams and jellies, pickles and local crafts such as pottery, soaps, journals, scarves, toys, candles, kitchen accessories and more. SNAP benefits, credit and debit payments taken. Family Art at the Market offered 10 a.m. to noon; Storytime with City Lights at 11 a.m.; monthly fundraising brunches and occasional music. 9 a.m. to noon from April to October at Bridge Park in Sylva; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. from November to March at Community Table
Cowee Farmers Market
Fresh, local vegetables, fruits, botanicals, baked goods, eggs, prepared foods, arts and crafts and pasture-raised meats. Live music, junior vendor and education-focus booths, food tastings and arts and crafts planned. Vendor space still available at this new market. 3:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays May 13 through Oct. 28 at Old Cowee School, 51 Old Cowee School Dr. in Franklin.
Franklin Farmers Tailgate Market
Variety of homegrown products, including fruits and vegetables, cheese, plants, eggs, trout, preserves, herbal soap, honey, artisan breads and more. 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through November on East Palmer Street across from Drake Software.
Swain County Farmers Market