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Farmers markets are opening across the county

The weather is warming, and summer is just around the corner. That means in the next few weeks farmers markets will start popping up around Henderson County.


Shopping at farmers markets is a way to support small businesses as well as the local economy. A trip to the farmers market can be fun and family friendly. Several of the markets in Henderson County incorporate live music, kids’ activities, chef demos, giveaways and special events to keep things educational and exciting. In partnership with Henderson County Cooperative Extension Service, Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project and local farmers markets, the Henderson County Committee for Activity and Nutrition is supporting direct marketing and good nutrition through Double Dollars, doubling the value of EBT/SNAP benefits when SNAP recipients buy local fruits, vegetables and other eligible foods at participating Henderson County locations.

Hendersonville Farmers Market. Opening Day: May 8, 2021. Hours/Location: Saturdays through Oct. 30, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Historic Train Depot on 650 Maple Street (rain or shine). With more than 30 vendors each Saturday offering produce, meat, eggs, baked goods, coffee, crafts, food trucks, live music, kids' activities and more, Hendersonville Farmers Market is a weekly outing with something for everybody. Hendersonville Farmers Market is presented by Pardee UNC Health Care.

Mills River Farm Market. Opening Day: May 1. Saturdays through Oct. 30, 8 a.m.-noon at Mills River Elementary School on 94 Schoolhouse Road. SNAP/EBT Retailer with Double Dollars Program. Producer-only market sells only products raised or produced within 50 miles of the market. Listen to local musicians as you shop the wide variety of vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, and high-quality crafts. Kid’s Zone and a Demonstration Kitchen for the adults.

Henderson County Tailgate Market. Now open.  Saturdays through Oct. 30, 8 a.m.-noon at 100 North King St. Fresh picked seasonal vegetables, blueberries, fruit, local honey, cut flowers, plant starts and more.

Flat Rock Farmers Market. Opening Day: April 29. Thursdays through Oct. 28, 3-6 p.m. at Pinecrest ARP Church, 1790 Greenville Highway. Website: In its 15th season, the Flat Rock Farmers Market is made up of a diverse group of local produce farmers, makers, bread bakers, wild crafters, and merry makers.

Etowah Lions Club Farmers Market. Opening Day: May 5. Wednesdays through Oct. 27, 3-6 p.m. at Etowah Lions Clubhouse, 447 Etowah School Road. Website: In its first year, the market offers fresh produce, meats, sweets, breads, arts and much more to our community of Etowah and beyond.