Hendersonville Farmers Market

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Hendersonville Farmers Market aims to be a world-class market that contributes to the success of local producers and growers, expands access to farm fresh foods, and creates a vibrant community gathering space. With fresh produce, meats, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment, food trucks, and more, it's a weekly outing with something for everybody!

Dates of Operation
2022 Opening Date: May 7
Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. May through October
Rain or shine!

Location
Hendersonville Farmers Market is located at the Historic Train Depot (650 Maple Street) in downtown Hendersonville's Seventh Avenue District. There is ample free off and on-street parking available surrounding the market space.

What to Expect on an Average Market Saturday

Visitors can expect a lively atmosphere celebrating food, farm and family with live music every Saturday! At least 30 vendors from within a 60-mile radius participate in each market, offering produce, meat, eggs, dairy, honey, baked goods, crafts, beverages, and more. Special events such as Tomato Day, Wellness Day and Juneteenth Celebration will occur at the market regularly throughout the season. Food trucks will also be a staple, allowing visitors to enjoy breakfast or lunch on their farmers market adventure. 

Token Currency System and SNAP/EBT Double Dollars Program

All vendors will accept cash payment, and some will accept cards or other payment services such as Venmo or PayPal. Because not all vendors have a card reader, we have a token system so customers don't have to worry about bringing cash to shop with their favorite vendors. 

  • $5 Tokens: Customers can purchase $5 tokens with credit or debit cards at the Information Booth (AmEx not accepted).  All vendors at the market will accept $5 tokens just as if it were a $5 bill. Vendors will give cash change when needed. A 2.95% processing fee is incurred by the customer on $5 token purchases (less than most ATM fees!).
  • $1 SNAP Tokens (with green rim): Hendersonville Farmers Market is a food stamp (SNAP/EBT) retailer with Double Dollar support from Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project.  We are able to MATCH dollar for dollar any EBT spending at the market (i.e., if you purchase $10 in tokens on your EBT card, we give you $20 in $1 SNAP tokens).  $1 SNAP tokens are good for most food items: fruits, vegetables, dairy products, meats, seeds, baked goods to be taken home, and plants intended for growing food. $1 SNAP tokens are NOT GOOD FOR: non-food items, ready-to-eat foods, hot foods. By law, change may not be given for purchases with $1 SNAP tokens. Vendors are asked to bring the purchase total to a whole dollar value. 

GET INVOLVED

Hendersonville Farmers Market is committed to showcasing farmers, producers and artisans with products made right here in Western North Carolina. To do this successfully, the market depends on support from the community. 

Become a Sponsor
Our sponsorship packages offer great visibility for your business in Hendersonville and the surrounding communitiesWith a minimum of 25 vendors and an anticipated 1000 visitors or more every Saturday, May through October, every week is an an opportunity for brand recognition! 

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers are needed each market day to assist with operations and interact with customers, among other duties. If you've got a can-do attitude, this will be a fun way to get to know your community! Start the process by filling out our Volunteer Sign-Up form.

Join as a Vendor
Hendersonville Farmers Market organizers strive to recruit a diverse lineup of producers and growers in an environment where Henderson County-made products are given priority. We also have a Young Entrepreneurs Program for vendors age 5-17 in Henderson County.

Interested in being a performer at the market? We have live music at the market every Saturday and welcome budding musicians in two different locations at the market. Contact us for more information at mfriedheim@hvlnc.gov.

 

 

 

CONTACT US

Meredith Friedheim
Market Manager
828-233-3205
mfriedheim@hvlnc.gov

 Sam Raph
Assistant Market Manager
828-233-3216
sraph@hvlnc.gov

CONTACT US

Meredith Friedheim
Downtown Events Coordinator/
Market Manager
828-233-3205
mfriedheim@hvlnc.gov

or

Sam Raph
Downtown Events Assistant/
Assistant Market Manager
828-233-3216
sraph@hvlnc.gov

THANKS TO OUR 2022 SPONSORS!

Hendersonville Farmers Market is Presented by Pardee UNC Health Care

 

Community Sponsors:

 

Sustaining Sponsors:

Hendersonville Community Co-op

Charlotte Sheppard, REALTOR, Keller Williams Mountain Partners

Duke Energy

Underground Baking Co. 

Carolina Farm Credit