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High Country’s Farmers Markets

Farmers markets are a way of life in North Carolina’s High Country.

Wholesome goodness can be found in many forms including locally grown produce; home baked goods; jams and jellies; and handmade crafts. These markets, opening for the season in spring, are a great way to buy fresh and learn more about the area’s culture and its foods—plus gain insider pointers about local favorites! 

Here is a sampling of the High Country’s farmers markets. 

Banner Elk, Beech Mountain Area

Avery County Farmers Market
Thursdays, 4 p.m-6:30 p.m (May-October)
Old Banner Elk Elementary School
185 Azalea Circle, Banner Elk, NC 28604
828-733-8270
AveryCountyFarmersMarket.net

Spruce Pine Farmers Market
Wednesdays, 2 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (May-October)
NAPA Auto Parts on 226 (parking lot)
10994 NC-226, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
252-675-9989

Boone, Blowing Rock Area

Watauga County Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (April-October)
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m (November hours)
591 Horn in the West Drive, Boone, NC 28607
828-355-4918
WataughaCountyFarmersMarket.org

King Street Farmers Market
Tuesdays, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. (May-October)
126 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
828-386-1537
Brwia.org/ksm.html

Blowing Rock Farmers Market
Thursdays, 3-6 p.m. (May-October)
132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
828-295-7851
BlowingRock.com/Calendar/Farmers Market

West Jefferson Area

Ashe County Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (April-October)
108 Backstreet, West Jefferson, NC 28694
336-846-3276
AsheFarmersMarket.com

Alleghany County Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (April-October)
Crouse Park
185 E. Whitehead Street, Sparta, NC 28675
336-372-5597

Wilkesboro Area

Wilkes County Farmers Market
Saturdays, 7:30 a.m.-noon (April-September)
Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m-5:30 p.m.
Yadkin Valley Marketplace
842 CBD Loop 
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
336-667-7129
DowntownNorthWilkesboro.com