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Ashe County Farmers Market

Backstreet in West Jefferson

Date: 10/05/2019 - 10/05/2019
Starts: 8 am
Ends: 12 pm

Nestled in the heart of downtown West Jefferson convenient to local dining and shopping, our market brings together everything great about Ashe County. Every Saturday from mid-April to the end of October we feature fresh seasonal produce grown locally, complemented by juried crafts handmade by Ashe County artisans.  Join us today for our Fall Harvest Festival!

We offer a delightful mix of fresh vegetables and fruits, local honey, molasses, maple syrup, homemade jams, jellies, and locally grown popcorn packaged for home popping and ready to eat in an assortment of flavors.

Eating more greens?  We keep it fresh with an assortment of pre-washed, organic and responsibly grown spinach, collards, arugula, multiple varieties of kale and lettuce and everything in between. Our greenhouse growers extend the season with offerings all summer long and into the fall and are on site to answer questions about growing practices, storage and preparation.

Our specialty produce will satisfy the gourmet in you and fill your plates with color!  We have organic and non-organic garlics, goat cheeses, pimento peppers, shiitake mushrooms and all the colors of the rainbow represented with multi-colored beets, carrots, cauliflower and potatoes.   And in the fall, shop our wide variety of pumpkins and gourds!

Taste the fruits of our labor!  Shop weekly for

seasonal fruit that includes many varieties of fresh peaches and apples from the Brushy Mountains, local heirloom apples, cherries, grapes, blueberries and blackberries.  Buy them fresh for eating now and for freezing for the winter months.

Who can resist freshly baked home made bread? Our fresh baked offerings include Amish breads, sourdough bread, an assortment of pies and gourmet cakes.  Black walnut banana bread, cinnamon bread and sugar-free fried pies are market favorites!  Local grits and other grains are also available.

Before planting visit our market for your plant starts, shrubs, ornamentals, trees and perennial and annual flowers.  Our nursery growers offer an abundant of ready-to-plant varieties.  We have tomato plants, vegetable plants, common and hard to find herbs, heirloom apple trees and native plants, along with plenty of advice on how to grow them.

Need fresh cut flowers?  We have those, too!  Our growers specialize in dahlias, sunflowers and zinnias, along with day lilies and a variety of perennials and annuals ready to brighten your garden and home.

Looking for a perfect cut of meat for your dinner table?  You’ll find local all natural beef and pork in a variety of cuts and sizes.  Some vendors take pre-orders on specialty cuts and sizes.  Fish or poultry got your fancy?  Look for fresh trout and pastured poultry.  Did we mention local eggs from free-range chickens and quail?

Our featured artisans hand craft pottery, woven baskets, knitted and crocheted items, quilts, paper, jewelry, flower art, and soy candles, along with organic and vegan soaps and body products.  Fine wood crafts are prominent and include everything from skillfully crafted cutting boards to fine furniture.  Ever seen a tasting spoon?  We have those along with bird houses, corn hole games and decorative wood crafts for your home and yard.  Looking for that perfect photo to frame?  We have beautiful photography on site.

Come and join us in our happy place.

We are the Ashe County Farmers Market.  Always fresh. Always local.