The Swain Farmers Market is enjoying its new location near the Tuckasegee River in downtown Bryson City on Island Street. Initially, there was some concern that the move to a new spot could hurt the market.
“The first Friday was probably the most people we ever had,” said market president Mike Glover. “It’s gonna work out fine. It’s gonna work out great.”
The new site is more scenic and offers considerably more space than the market’s former parking lot digs. Vendors spread out across a grassy expanse as musicians entertain near a barn and the river flows in the distance.
“It’s more like a family affair,” Glover said, taking in the scene.
The Swain farmers market made its move in mid-July. The market is scheduled to run each Friday morning through October.