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
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
Boone, Blowing Rock Area
King Street Farmers Market
Tuesdays, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. (May-October)
126 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
Blowing Rock Farmers Market
Thursdays, 3-6 p.m. (May-October)
132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
West Jefferson Area
Ashe County Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (April-October)
108 Backstreet, West Jefferson, NC 28694
Alleghany County Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (April-October)
185 E. Whitehead Street, Sparta, NC 28675
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