Ashe County Farmers Market

Every Saturday (rain or shine) 8am – 1pm
West Jefferson, NC

2021 Season begins May 1st

Eating more greens?  We keep it fresh with an assortment of pre-washed and responsibly grown spinach, collards, arugula, multiple varieties of kale and lettuce and everything in between. Our greenhouse growers extend the season with offerings all summer long and into the fall and are on site to answer questions about growing practices, storage and preparation.

Our specialty produce will satisfy the gourmet in you and fill your plates with color! We have organic and non-organic garlics, onions, pimento peppers, and all the colors of the rainbow represented with multi-colored beets, carrots, cauliflower and potatoes.   And in the fall, shop our wide variety of pumpkins and gourds!

Taste the fruits of our labor!  Seasonal fruits that include many varieties of local heirloom apples, grapes, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries.  Buy them fresh for eating now or for
freezing for the winter months.

Who can resist freshly baked home made bread? Our fresh baked offerings include Amish breads, sourdough bread, an assortment of pies and gourmet cakes.  Cinnamon bread, strawberry/rhubarb pies and sugar-free fried pies are market favorites!

Before planting visit our market for your plant starts, shrubs, ornamentals, trees and perennial and annual flowers.  Our nursery growers offer an abundant of ready-to-plant varieties.  We have tomato plants, vegetable plants, common and hard to find herbs, heirloom apple trees and native plants, along with plenty of advice on how to grow them.

Need fresh cut flowers?  We have those, too!  Our growers specialize in dahlias, sunflowers and zinnias, along with day lilies and a variety of perennials and annuals ready to brighten your garden and home.

Taste the fruits of our labor!  Seasonal fruits that include many varieties of local heirloom apples, grapes, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries.  Buy them fresh for eating now or for
freezing for the winter months.

Who can resist freshly baked home made bread? Our fresh baked offerings include Amish breads, sourdough bread, an assortment of pies and gourmet cakes.  Cinnamon bread, strawberry/rhubarb pies and sugar-free fried pies are market favorites!

Before planting visit our market for your plant starts, shrubs, ornamentals, trees and perennial and annual flowers.  Our nursery growers offer an abundant of ready-to-plant varieties.  We have tomato plants, vegetable plants, common and hard to find herbs, heirloom apple trees and native plants, along with plenty of advice on how to grow them.

Need fresh cut flowers?  We have those, too!  Our growers specialize in dahlias, sunflowers and zinnias, along with day lilies and a variety of perennials and annuals ready to brighten your garden and home.

Looking for a perfect cut of meat for your dinner table?  You’ll find local all natural beef,  chicken, pork and lamb in a variety of cuts and sizes.  Some vendors take pre-orders on specialty cuts and sizes.  Did we mention local eggs from free-range chickens?

Our featured artisans hand craft pottery, woven baskets, knitted and crocheted items, quilts, paper, jewelry, flower art, and soy candles, along with organic and vegan soaps and body products as well as a new line of CBD products and new to the market this year are homemade doggy treats.  Fine wood crafts are prominent and include everything from skillfully crafted cutting boards to fine furniture.  Ever seen a tasting spoon?  We have those along with bird houses, corn hole games and decorative wood crafts for your home and yard.  Looking for that perfect photo to frame?  We have beautiful photography on site.

Come and join us in our happy place.

We are the Ashe County Farmers Market.

Always fresh. Always local.

Shopping our Market

This is our happy place! Our market is easily accessible and conveniently located on the Backstreet in West Jefferson with a covered shelter to ensure you stay dry while visiting our many vendors.

We also have bathrooms for our visitors on site and offer hot coffee so we can share a cup with you during your visit.

If you truly want to get to know our community, visit our market.  We’ll treat you right and you’ll feel like family.

Parking

On street parking is available on the Backstreet and on side streets near the market in designated parking spots.  Parking is also available on the grassy area immediately above our market.  (Special events may limit the parking availability on the grass.)

In addition, you may park in the lot at the First Baptist Church.  The spots immediately in front of our sheltered area are reserved for our vendors.

Pet Policy

We love your pets, too, but they are not allowed under our covered shelter because we have food we are sampling and selling.  Service dogs are the exception.

Please be aware that during our summer months it does get hot and it’s not safe to leave your dogs inside your car.

Location

We are conveniently located at 108 Backstreet in Downtown West Jefferson across from the First Baptist Church between 1st and Second Street,  just one block off North Jefferson Avenue.

Restrooms

There are two restrooms available in the market for your convenience. 

 

WiFi

The Market offers free WiFi for our Market visitors.

Over 50 Local Vendors

Located in the heart of downtown West Jefferson, our market regularly attracts between 400 – 700 customers each Saturday during our market season, which runs from Spring through Fall.  Our crowd swells to over 1000 visitors during special events and long weekends.

100% Organic

Many of our local farmers are 100% organic. We invite you to meet the farmers and learn their individual farming practices.

Ashe County Farmers Market News

Calling All Artists and Crafters

Calling All Artists and Crafters

The Ashe County Farmers Market will hold a special Arts and Crafts Expo during Market Hours the second Saturday of each month June - October plus the 4 Holiday Markets. If you are interested in participating in this special expo, please contact us for more information.

ACFM Board Meeting, April 8th

ACFM Board Meeting, April 8th

Ashe County Farmers Market Board Meeting set for Thursday, April 8 at 6 pm. This meeting will be virtual. For more information, contact Carol Griffith at farmersmarketashe@gmail.com

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