Weekly Vendor Lists

9/23

Fall is here! It's a perfect time to shop for late summer vegetables like peppers and squash while also bringing home decorative gourds, pumpkins, and delicious butternut squash.

This Saturday customers will find 30+ local vendors offering seasonal produce, baked goods, handmade crafts, and more! Check out this week's vendor and activity lineup below. 

Live Music: Pine Hill Music Werks

Hispanic Heritage Cooking Demo: Betsy, NC Cooperative Extension

Kids' Activities: Face painting at the Depot

Farmers & Growers (produce, eggs, meat, honey, plants): Barry FarmsBroom’s Blooms, Cleveland's Natural Farm, Crow Holler Produce, Garden of GriffinGourMays Mushroom Farm, Grateful Bed FarmHoneybee Bliss, Lanning Road Farms, Morgan Farm,  Newman Farms, Popp’s Posies at The Popp ShoppePressley FarmSaluda Grade Farm, Sylvia’s Plants, Tiny Bridge Farm, Violet Aurora Farm

Value Added Food/Drink Vendors (baked goods, fermented foods, cheese, pasta etc.): Asheville Pretzel Co, Barnhouse Kitchen, Chef Squared Co.Deena’s BakeryHomemade Pasta NoodlesRaspberry FieldsShareWell Coffee Co. & RoasteryShanti Elixirs , Sophia’s Boutique, Sweet Brine’dBrezel Bus by Underground Baking Co. 

Arts & Crafts (nonfood/nonplant):  Sophia’s Boutique, Best Friends Creations, Dragon Metal Studios, Iris' Folk Medicinal and Doula Services llc., Studio David M, Whimsical Whatnots 

Non-Profit: League of Women Voters

9/13

Perfect weather is here to stay for this Saturday's market! What's more, we are celebrating our local Hispanic community with a special day at the market in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Make sure to grab a tamale and some horchata to wash it down from Sophia's Boutique! Our vendors have a plethora of fresh, local and handmade goods to offer, including eggs, produce, pumpkin spice coffee, honey, crafts, plants, and more. Check out this week's vendor and activity lineup below. 

Live Music: Adrianne Blanks

Hispanic Heritage Cooking Demo: Tierra Fertil Coop, 10-11am

Hispanic Heritage Day Activities & Fun provided by True Ridge

Kids' Activities: Face painting at the Depot

Farmers & Growers (produce, eggs, meat, honey, plants): Barry FarmsBlack Dog FlowersBright Branch FarmBroom’s Blooms, Colfax Creek Farm, Crow Holler Produce, Garden of GriffinGourMays Mushroom Farm, Grateful Bed FarmGray Family FarmsteadHoneybee Bliss, Lanning Road Farms, Newman Farms, Pressley Farm, Sylvia’s Plants, Tierra Fertil CoopTiny Bridge Farm, Violet Aurora Farm

Value Added Food/Drink Vendors (baked goods, fermented foods, cheese, pasta etc.): Asheville Pretzel CoBoom Boom Kettle CornChef Squared Co.Deena’s BakeryRaspberry Fields, Sea of Sweets BakerySerotonin FermentsShareWell Coffee Co. & Roastery, Sophia’s Boutique, Spinning Spider CreameryBrezel Bus by Underground Baking Co. 

Arts & Crafts (nonfood/nonplant): Eli Tomalka Woodworks, Handwoven Baskets by Michael Blake, Mother Hubbard Crafts, Parish Members of St. Anthony The Great, Sophia’s Boutique, The Wild Ginkgo

Young Entrepreneur: Z-Bugs and Pixi 

Sponsor: Yoga and Massage

 

Hendersonville Farmers Market takes place every Saturday (May-Oct) at the Historic Train Depot on 650 Maple Street, 8am-1pm. Learn more at hendersonvillefarmersmarket.com.

 

9/7

 

Hints of fall are in the air, but the bounty of summer can still be found at the market! It's a perfect time to shop for late summer vegetables like peppers and squash while also bringing home decorative gourds, pumpkins, and delicious butternut squash. And yes, Sharewell is offering pumpkin spice flavored coffee!

This Saturday customers will find 30+ local vendors offering seasonal produce, baked goods, handmade crafts, and more! Check out this week's vendor and activity lineup below. 

Live Music: Apple Country String Band (Depot) and Asheville Junction (Jam Tent)

Kids' Activities:
Kids' Corner: Hands On! Children's Museum
Face painting at the Depot

Farmers & Growers (produce, eggs, meat, honey, plants): Bee-utiful Farm and GardenBlack Dog FlowersBright Branch Farm, Crow Holler Produce, Garden of GriffinGourMays Mushroom Farm, Grateful Bed FarmGray Family FarmsteadHoneybee Bliss, Lanning Road Farms, Milkweed Meadows Farm, Newman Farms, Popp’s Posies at The Popp ShoppePressley Farm, Sylvia’s Plants, Tierra Fertil Coop, Tiny Bridge Farm, Violet Aurora Farm

Value Added Food/Drink Vendors (baked goods, fermented foods, cheese, pasta etc.): Asheville Pretzel CoAsheville Tea CompanyBrandstractsHomemade Pasta NoodlesMimi's Mountain MixesRaspberry FieldsSerotonin FermentsShanti ElixirsShareWell Coffee Co. & RoasteryBrezel Bus by Underground Baking Co. 

Arts & Crafts (nonfood/nonplant): Iris' Folk MedicinalPaper Clutz Co., Studio David M, Two Chicks Pottery, Whimsical Whatnots

Hendersonville Farmers Market takes place every Saturday (May-Oct) at the Historic Train Depot on 650 Maple Street, 8am-1pm. Learn more at hendersonvillefarmersmarket.com.

8/30

With Apple Festival on the way, we are ready to have another amazing Saturday at Hendersonville Farmers Market! Customers will find 30+ local vendors offering seasonal produce, baked goods, handmade crafts, and more! Check out this week's vendor and activity lineup below. 

Live Music: Hightop Mountain Harmony  (Depot) and Barn Spiders (Jam Tent)

Kids' Activities:
Kids' Corner: Art Council activity/ Kid Yoga 10 & 10:30
Face painting at the Depot

Cooking Demo: 10-11am with Homemade Pasta Noodle 

Farmers & Growers (produce, eggs, meat, honey, plants): Barry FarmsBee-utiful Farm and GardenBlack Dog FlowersBright Branch FarmBroom's Blooms, Crow Holler Produce, Fair Hollow Garden, Fruitland Farmstead,  Garden of GriffinGourMays Mushroom Farm, Honeybee Bliss, Newman Farms, Pressley FarmSaluda Grade Farm, Sylvia’s Plants, Violet Aurora Farm

Value Added Food/Drink Vendors (baked goods, fermented foods, cheese, pasta etc.): Asheville Pretzel CoBrandstractsDeena’s BakeryHomemade Pasta NoodlesMimi's Mountain MixesRaspberry FieldsShareWell Coffee Co. & RoasterySweet Brine’d,  Brezel Bus by Underground Baking Co. Young’s Backyard BBQ

Arts & Crafts (nonfood/nonplant): JCS Pottery, Michael Blake's Handmade Baskets, Mother Hubbard Crafts, Out of the Drawer Quilts,  Studio 1221, Whimsical Whatnots, Z-Bugs and Pixi

Young Entrepreneurs: Studio 1221, Z-Bugs and Pixi

Nonprofit: Hendrick Rhodes VFW Post 5206

Sponsors: Printville, Yoga and Massage

Hendersonville Farmers Market takes place every Saturday (May-Oct) at the Historic Train Depot on 650 Maple Street, 8am-1pm. Learn more at hendersonvillefarmersmarket.com.

8/22

It's gearing up to be another wonderful Saturday at Hendersonville Farmers Market! Customers will find more than 40 local vendors offering seasonal produce, baked goods, handmade crafts, and more! Check out this week's vendor and activity lineup below. 

Live Music: Asheville Junction (Depot) and Collin Cheek (Jam Tent)

Kids' Activities:
Hang out with live reptiles from Team ECCO!
Face painting at the Depot

Cooking Demo: 10-11am with Farm Bureau Women's Program

Farmers & Growers (produce, eggs, meat, honey, plants): Barry FarmsBee-utiful Farm and GardenBright Branch FarmBroom's Blooms, Cleveland's Natural Farm, Colfax Creek Farm, Crow Holler Produce, Garden of GriffinGourMays Mushroom Farm, Grateful Bed FarmGray Family FarmsteadHoneybee Bliss, Lanning Road Farms, M&M Berry Farm, Newman Farms, Pressley FarmSaluda Grade Farm, Sylvia’s Plants, Tiny Bridge Farm, Violet Aurora Farm, Wise Earth Way

Value Added Food/Drink Vendors (baked goods, fermented foods, cheese, pasta etc.): Asheville Pretzel CoAsheville Tea CompanyBoom Boom Kettle Corn, BrandstractsDeena’s BakeryHomemade Pasta NoodlesMimi's Mountain MixesRaspberry FieldsSea of Sweets BakeryShanti ElixirsShareWell Coffee Co. & RoasterySpinning Spider Creamery, Brezel Bus by Underground Baking Co.

Arts & Crafts (nonfood/nonplant): Dragon Metal Studios, Eli Tomalka Woodworks, Handwoven Baskets by Michael Blake, Options 1111, Wise Earth Way

Nonprofit: League of Women Voters

Hendersonville Farmers Market takes place every Saturday (May-Oct) at the Historic Train Depot on 650 Maple Street, 8am-1pm. Learn more at hendersonvillefarmersmarket.com.

8/17

We're over halfway through the market season, and it's been a wonderful one, thanks to our community of customers, vendors, volunteers, and sponsors. This Saturday customers will find more than 40 local vendors offering seasonal produce, baked goods, handmade crafts, and more! Check out this week's vendor and activity lineup below. 

Live Music: Myron Hyman

Kids' Activities:
Activity/craft with NC Cooperative Extension
Balloon Art with Juls Suman
Face painting at the Depot

Farmers & Growers (produce, eggs, meat, honey, plants): Barry FarmsBee-utiful Farm and GardenBright Branch FarmBroom's Blooms, Cleveland's Natural Farm, Colfax Creek Farm, Crow Holler Produce, GourMays Mushroom Farm, Grateful Bed FarmGray Family FarmsteadHoneybee Bliss, Lanning Road Farms, M&M Berry Farm, Newman Farms, Popp’s Posies at The Popp Shoppe, Pressley FarmSaluda Grade Farm, Sylvia’s Plants, Tiny Bridge Farm, Violet Aurora Farm

Value Added Food/Drink Vendors (baked goods, fermented foods, cheese, pasta etc.): Asheville Pretzel CoBoom Boom Kettle CornChef Squared Co.Deena’s BakeryHomemade Pasta NoodlesRaspberry FieldsSea of Sweets BakerySerotonin FermentsShareWell Coffee Co. & Roastery, Sophia’s Boutique, Spinning Spider Creamery, Brezel Bus by Underground Baking Co.

Arts & Crafts (nonfood/nonplant): Bud and Bloom Farm, Popp’s Posies at The Popp Shoppe, Sophia’s Boutique. Studio David M

Young Entrepreneurs: A Piece of Maine, Mooey Beth

SponsorPrintville

Nonprofit: Hendrick Rhodes VFW Post 5206

Hendersonville Farmers Market takes place every Saturday (May-Oct) at the Historic Train Depot on 650 Maple Street, 8am-1pm. Learn more at hendersonvillefarmersmarket.com.

 

8/10

What comes to mind when you think of “farmers markets?” Maybe ripe seasonal produce, colorful flowers, freshly baked bread, and music? That is what you can expect to enjoy if you visit one of Henderson County’s five farmers markets. While local farmers markets can have a direct positive impact on your day, they also make a significant impact on our broader community and local food system. In fact, farmers markets’ role in building healthy communities and prosperity for farmers and small businesses has made the USDA proclaim the first week of August National Farmers Market Week!

Why should we celebrate farmers markets?

  • Farmers markets support Henderson County’s small and diversified farms and circulate money back into our local economy. Each year tens of thousands of farmers sell directly to consumers at farmers markets nationwide, generating $2.4 billion in revenue, according to a recent estimate by local food researchers at Purdue University. Henderson County currently reports 98 farms that sell direct to consumers, accounting for approximately $3.3 million in local sales. Farmers markets are not only helpful for kickstarting small businesses and farms, but they also provide producers with a place to sell within 100 miles of their farm. Otherwise, small farms are faced with the daunting competition of large commercial distributors, where products travel an average of 1,500 miles to get to the final point of sale. In light of recent fuel prices, food miles are more important than ever to the security of our food system, and farmers markets are at the heart of a healthy food system. Small farms might only get one quarter of every dollar when they sell to a large commercial distributor, while they get 100 percent of the revenue from a local market sale.
  • Farmers markets represent the future of local food. With low-barrier entry points for new farmers and food entrepreneurs, producers who sell locally are more likely to be younger compared to overall US farmers. With the average age of a Henderson County Farmer being 58, local farmers markets play a critical role in providing a way for younger producers to get into the business of agriculture. Some local farmers markets go even a step further to foster and incubate young entrepreneurs by offering free or discounted vendor space and training to beginning farmers. These young entrepreneur programs require the participants to grow or create their own product to sell with minimal help from adults.
  • By improving the availability and accessibility of fresh and nutritious food, farmers markets are key for improving community health and ensuring food security. According to the 2021 Community Health Assessment, fewer than one in 10 Henderson County residents consume enough fruits and vegetables to protect them from costly and deadly health conditions. Almost one in five Henderson County residents do not have enough money to buy foods to support a healthy and active life or are food insecure. The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides money to purchase foods and reduce food insecurity, and the USDA encourages programs that incentivize healthy SNAP purchases. Both Hendersonville Farmers Market and Mills River Farm Market are SNAP retailers offering programs that match SNAP transactions dollar-for-dollar. In 2021, more than $56,000 in SNAP dollars were disseminated for spending at Henderson County markets, which went directly into the pockets of our local food producers and translates into $56,000 worth of local food in the pantries of low-income residents. New this year to Henderson County, both Hendersonville and Mills River markets are also accepting prescriptions from health care providers for fruits and vegetables through the Healthy Opportunities Pilot and the Farm Fresh for Health Programs. These programs support health care providers who want to help their patients prevent and manage chronic diseases through good nutrition. Nutrition incentive programs such as these have proven to be a viable method to increase produce consumption at the local level, which can mitigate risk of diet-related disease.

Farmers markets don’t just happen.

Behind the fresh food and community connections at your local farmers market is a team of dedicated staff and volunteers making sure the tents go up each week. The organizations that run farmers markets and the local food systems that support them need your investment. The value that farmers markets provide to our communities emphasizes the need for more support of organizations that run farmers markets and investment in local food systems to ensure that we continue serving communities and the small businesses who make the backbone of local American economies.

You can support our local food system by shopping regularly at Henderson County farmers markets. You can also donate your time by volunteering to help make the markets happen, from helping with setup to assisting with cooking demonstrations to running the information booth. Plus, it’s a wonderful time of year to stock up on fresh produce!

Here are the markets in our area.

Mills River Farm Market: Saturdays May through October, 8am-noon at Mills River Elementary School on 94 Schoolhouse Road (facebook.com/MillsRiverFarmersMarket)

Hendersonville Farmers Market: Saturdays May through October, 8am-1pm at the Historic Train Depot on 650 Maple Street (hendersonvillefarmersmarket.com)

Henderson County Tailgate Market: Saturdays through Oct. 29, 8am-noon at 100 North King St. (facebook.com/hendersoncountytailgatemarket)

Flat Rock Tailgate Market: Thursdays through Oct. 27, 3pm-6pm at Pinecrest ARP Church on 1790 Greenville Hwy (flatrockfarmersmarket.com)

Etowah Lions Club Farmers Market: Wednesdays through October 26, 3pm-6pm at Etowah Lions Clubhouse on 447 Etowah School Road (Etowah Lions Farmers Market)

All of the Henderson County farmers markets are open rain or shine. For more information about Henderson County Farmers Markets as well as short video tours of each market, visit henderson.ces.ncsu.edu/henderson-county-farmers-markets

 

 

8/10

It's going to be another lovely Saturday on Maple Street at Hendersonville Farmers Market, full of produce, baked goods, handmade crafts, and more! Check out this week's vendor and activity lineup below. 

Live Music: Apple Country String Band (Depot) and Rachel Mayes (Jam Tent)

Kids' Activities:
Activity/craft with Hands On! Children's Museum
Face painting at the Depot

Farmers & Growers (produce, eggs, meat, honey, plants): Barry FarmsBee-utiful Farm and GardenBlack Dog FlowersBright Branch FarmBroom's BloomsColfax Creek Farm, Crow Holler Produce, Garden of Griffin, GourMays Mushroom Farm, Gray Family Farmstead, Lanning Road Farms, M&M Berry Farm, Newman Farms, Popp’s Posies at The Popp Shoppe, Pressley FarmSaluda Grade Farm, Sylvia’s Plants, Tierra Fertil CoopTiny Bridge Farm, Violet Aurora Farm

Value Added Food/Drink Vendors (baked goods, fermented foods, cheese, pasta etc.): Asheville Tea CompanyAsheville Pretzel CoGlykology Cart., Deena’s BakeryHomemade Pasta NoodlesMimi's Mountain MixesRaspberry FieldsSea of Sweets BakeryShanti Elixirs, ShareWell Coffee Co. & Roastery, Sophia’s Boutique, Spinning Spider Creamery, Sweet Brine’d, Bretzel Bus by Underground Baking Co.

Arts & Crafts (nonfood/nonplant): Eli Tomalka Woodworks, Options 1111Out of the Drawer Quilts, Parish Members of St. Anthony The Great, Sophia’s Boutique, Whimsical Whatnots 

Sponsor: Printville

Nonprofit: Hendrick Rhodes VFW Post 5206

Hendersonville Farmers Market takes place every Saturday (May-Oct) at the Historic Train Depot on 650 Maple Street, 8am-1pm. Learn more at hendersonvillefarmersmarket.com.

 

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