Hendersonville Farmers Market to Open May 8 with 45 Local Vendors

Hendersonville residents and visitors will want to circle May 8 on their calendars as Hendersonville Farmers Market’s opening date at the Historic Train Depot in the Seventh Avenue District. Approximately 45 vendors are prepared to sell local food products including eggs, herbs, produce, plants, baked goods, coffee, meat, honey and more. In honor of Mother’s Day weekend, vendors will also have special offerings with mom in mind, such as fresh cut flowers, eco-friendly bath and body products, unique greeting cards, jewelry and handwoven baskets.  

 

Hendersonville Farmers Market is not only a great place to purchase local produce and goods, but also a place to enjoy the day with family and friends! In addition to dozens of local producers and entrepreneurs, the lively atmosphere of Opening Day will be enhanced with music performances from Myron Hyman and Fiddlin’ Ryn & Friends as well as the addition of a Kids’ Corner, where the Arts Council of Henderson County will lead a special Mother’s Day activity. Fresh, tasty meals will be available from Olive Catering Co. and Feta Flav food trucks.  

 

Hendersonville Farmers Market will take place each Saturday, 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Historic Train Depot on Maple Street from May 8 through October 30, with two holiday markets slated for November 20 and December 4. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. On and off-street parking can be found surrounding the market in almost all directions. 

 

Masks/face coverings are required by all who enter the market, in conjunction with state mandates, until further notice.  

 

There’s no better way to strengthen your local community than to shop and eat locally! By visiting Hendersonville Farmers Market, you support our local farmers as well as businesses and community members. Also, you support yourself by providing healthy and fresh food for you and your family. 

 

How to Shop: 

Most all vendors accept cash, and some have their own card readers for debit/credit. For customers who don’t have cash, tokens can be purchased to shop with vendors who don’t have a card reader. Shoppers can purchase tokens using a debit/credit card at the market information booths located near either end of the market. All vendors accept tokens. 

 

Double Your SNAP/EBT Dollars: 

Hendersonville Farmers Market is a SNAP/EBT retailer and will match dollar-for-dollar any SNAP/EBT spending at the market using the Double Dollars program, led by the Henderson County Partnership for Health's Committee for Activity and Nutrition and funded by Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. SNAP/EBT shoppers can swipe their EBT card at the information booth to retrieve tokens. The tokens can then be used as cash with individual vendors for eligible items.  

 

Hendersonville Farmers Market is operated by the Friends of Downtown Hendersonville, a 501c3 nonprofit wing of the City of Hendersonville’s Community Development Department. For more information, visit hendersonvillefarmersmarket.com. Hendersonville Farmers Market is presented by Pardee UNC Health Care.