Visit the Farmers Market in West Jefferson
There are many reasons to shop local at the Ashe County Farmers Market. Choosing our local farmers market means stimulating the economy of northwestern North Carolina. It also means fresher food as food is gown locally instead of transported hundreds – sometimes even thousands of miles.
When you shop at the Ashe County Farmers Market you will find fresh vegetables, there is seasonal produce, local honey, free-range eggs, maple syrup, jams, and freshly baked breads and pastries. Local all-natural beef, chicken, pork, and lamb as well as (occasionally) fresh mountain trout are also available in a wide variety of cuts and sizes.
In addition to fruits, meats, and vegetables the Ashe County Farmers Market features the works from talented local artisans including hand-woven baskets, pottery, candles, quilts, and soaps. Fine wood crafts are also available for sale: one-of-kind cutting boards, bird houses, furniture, and boutique picture frames just to name a few.
The market has a wide choice of nursery items, bedding plants and flowering arrangements ready for landscaping and outdoor gardens. During the Christmas season, the Farmers Market features Christmas trees, garland, handmade ornaments, and all types of greenery for the holiday season.
More than a Farmers Market
During the summer, the Farmers Market will sponsor different activities, such as a sheep-sheering Saturday, a day for Llamas, Alpacas, occasional live music and many more activities.
Drop by 108 Backstreet in downtown West Jefferson on Saturday morning to restock your kitchen, prepare for your garden, and discover unique hand-crafted home goods. Visiting Ashe County Farmers Market on Saturday morning is a morning spent having fun and getting together with friends that you have not seen for ages.
The Ashe County Farmers Market in West Jefferson shows off the best of our “coolest corner” of North Carolina. You are sure to find genuine southern hospitality and plenty of smiling faces.
In-season hours for the Ashe County Farmers Market are 8AM-1PM every Saturday from May through October.
There have been some changes in the layout of the fresh air market due to Covid-19. To make it a safe shopping environment, there will be only one entrance and one exit. The entrance to the market will be on the WJ Hardware side. At the entrance, you will have a hand washing station. The exit will be on the side to the First Baptist Church. The vendors will be there wearing their gloves and masks and will help you bag your products. The management of the Farmers Market asks your help in social distancing of at least 6 feet from those inside the market and suggests wearing a mask and gloves.