Ashe County Farmers Market Seeks Market Manager

The Ashe County Farmers Market (ACFM), seeks to hire a Market Manager to oversee the Ashe County Farmers Market operations. The Market Manager will serve as a positive, enthusiastic, and customer focused representative of the ACFM.  S/he will interact with the local community by providing information, recruiting venders, and troubleshoot any problems. S/he must be well organized with respect to marketing, financial record-keeping, and project management, and will coordinate all Market activities. The Market Manager is a part-time position, with primary responsibility being the day-to-day successful operation of the ACFM. This will include an on-site presence at the Saturday Market as well as off-site work during non-market hours.   Position is open until filled.

Market Manager Job Description

Please send resume and cover letter to: Ashe County Farmer’s Market, Attention Brian Chatham, President   P.O. Box 141  West Jefferson, NC 28694

The Market is Closed for the 2017 Season

The Ashe County Farmers Market is closed for the 2017 season.  We re-open in mid-April 2018.  Watch this site for information on upcoming events; including our Craft Jury Date (late February/early March), our Seed Swap and Vendor Registration, and our 2018 season opening day (mid-April).

If you wish to contact any of our vendors please call Market Manager Lori Goodman at 336-877-5052.

Thank you for supporting our market.  See you in the spring.

Extension Master Gardener Volunteers Teach Seed Saving at the Market

On Saturday, September 23 from 8 am to 12 pm the Ashe County Extension Master Gardener volunteers join us at the market to answer your questions about saving seeds.  Bring in your spent plant heads to learn how to save seeds for next year’s garden.

Ashe County Farmers Market.  Always fresh. Always local.

Wednesday Market Information

Our mid-season Wednesday Market has struggled for many years.  Although we do have a couple of produce vendors who have attended regularly with mid-week produce and several loyal Wednesday market customers, many of our market vendors simply do not have the the time, staff or produce to attend two weekly markets and choose to focus their time and attention on our Saturday market.

In an effort to increase both vendors and customers and revive this market, we decided to try changing the hours of our Wednesday market to 4-6 PM.  The time change did not achieve the results intended.  Consequently, we have abandoned our formal Wednesday market hours and have advised our current market vendors with excess produce who wish to sell mid-week to drop in Wednesday mornings between the hours of 8 am to 12 noon.

Our Saturday market continues to thrive and we have abundant produce weekly from local growers.  The Saturday market remains open through the end of October.