Farmers markets in both Jackson and Haywood counties have opened for the regular growing season.
The Jackson County Farmers Market opened earlier this month and operates from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturdays in the large parking lot on Mill Street in Sylva.
Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market opens from 8 a.m. until noon for the first time this season Saturday, April 14, and will be open every Wednesday and Saturday through October.
“This is our fourth year of coming together in the small town spirit to offer the citizens and visitors of our mountains the fruit and produce of our area farms and gardens; arts and crafts that have proven to be sustainable and useful in the home, and music that highlights mountain life,” said Elizabeth Ur, a grower involved in the Haywood market.
The market has a full-range of locally raised meat, eggs, baked goods, and chees, as well as early spring produce.
The Haywood Farmers Market is located in the HART Theatre parking lot two blocks off Main Street on 276 south Pigeon Street in Waynesville.