Fiber Day is coming to the Ashe County Farmers Market on Saturday, May 20, 2023. Activities include sheep shearing, demonstrations of fiber arts including knitting, quilting, spinning, and weaving. Several local fiber groups will be there including the Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild with their fundraiser quilt and the Loose Ends Fiber Artisans.
Events will start at 10 am and will run until the close of the market at 1 pm.
The Ashe County Farmers Market (ACFM) annual arts and crafts jurying process is scheduled for Tuesday, March 14th, 2023 at the Ashe County Library at 148 Library Road. The jurying will take place in the downstairs community room.
Existing market vendors with new crafts that have not been juried and potential new vendors interesting in joining the Market for the purpose of selling any arts and crafts are asked to drop off samples of their finished products for review between 9:15 am and 10:00 am on March 14 in the Community Room at the Ashe County Library. Samples will not be accepted for review after 10:00 am. In addition to samples of their work, the artists should bring examples of their display setup or photos of their display. Samples must be picked up following the review process between 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm the same day, at which time a determination will be available. All decisions are final.
In addition to presenting arts and craft samples, participants are required to complete and submit the ACFM Arts and Crafts Jurying Form. Each item being presented should be listed separately on the form. The form may be downloaded from the website at www.ashefarmersmarket.com under vendor forms or email [email protected] and a form can be emailed to you.
The Ashe County Farmers Market opens for the 2023 season on Saturday, April 8th at 8 am.
For more information, please contact Market Manager Carol Griffith at [email protected] or (336) 588-0348.
Join us starting Saturday, November 19 at the Ashe County Farmers Market to kick off our Annual Holiday Markets. 3 markets to follow on Friday, November 25, Saturday, November 26 and the final market will be held on Saturday, December 3. Special Hours are 10 am until 2 pm. We have holiday decorating items such as fresh garland, wreaths, arrangements, ornaments, woodwork, fiber arts, quilts, soaps, and candles. We will also have fresh baked goods, meats, sweet potatoes, potatoes, fresh greens, local honey, maple syrup, doggie treats, teas, etc.
We are located in the heart of downtown West Jefferson on 108 Backstreet and the event will take place rain, shine or snow under our market shelter. Parking is available along the backstreet and also in the grassy area in front of First Baptist Church. It is an easy walk from the stores and eateries that line Jefferson Avenue.
We look forward to seeing you at the Holiday Markets!
2022 Vendor Registration is now open for Ashe County Farmers Market. Please fill out vendor registration form, produce/nursery form, organic declaration if applicable and mail forms along with check to the following address:
ACFM, PO Box 21, Jefferson, NC 28640, Attn: Carol Griffith
Forms and Checks are due by Friday, March 18th
All forms can be found on this website under the Vendor Tab.
The Annual Ashe County Farmers Market craft jury will be held on Thursday, March 24th at the Ashe County Cooperative Extension conference room. All items to be juried should be dropped off between 8:00 – 9:30. For more detailed information and jury forms, please contact Carol Griffith at [email protected].