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Farmers and tailgate markets

Farmers market season is here in Western North Carolina, with all manner of growers and artisans offering their goods for sale in communities throughout the region. Visit a market near you to stock your kitchen with the freshest food and meet the people who provide WNC with homegrown veggies, jellies, honey and more. 


Haywood County

Haywood Historic Farmers Market, Waynesville

The Original Waynesville Tailgate Market, Waynesville 


Jackson County

Jackson County Farmers Market, Sylva

The ‘Whee Farmers Market, Cullowhee

  • Getting there: 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through the end of October, at the entrance to the Village of Forest Hills off of North Country Club Drive.
  • What’s happening: Meats, eggs, cheeses, vegetables, cut flowers, milk, ice cream, foraged forest products, locally sourced meals from Brew Dawgz and value-added products and crafts sold by an average of eight vendors. New vendors welcome. 
  • Ways to pay: Cash/check, with some vendors accepting credit and debit cards.
  • Contact: Curt Collins, 828.476.0334. 

Locally Grown on the Green, Cashiers

  • Getting there: 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, May 22 through Sept. 4, at The Village Green Commons. 
  • What’s happening: Fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, baked goods and more sold by 10 to 15 local vendors. 
  • Ways to pay: Cash, with some vendors accepting credit cards. 
  • Contact: Ann Self, 828.743.3434 or 
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Macon County

Franklin Farmers Tailgate Market, Franklin 


Swain County

Swain County Farmer Market, Bryson City

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