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Hendersonville Farmers Market opens next Saturday

The Hendersonville Farmers Market opens its third season Saturday, May 7, at the Historic Train Depot on Maple Street.

Approximately 45 vendors are prepared to sell local food products including eggs, herbs, produce, plants, baked goods, coffee, meat, honey, and more. In honor of Mother’s Day weekend, vendors will also have special offerings with mom in mind, such as fresh-cut flowers, eco-friendly bath and body products, unique greeting cards, jewelry, and handwoven baskets.

Hendersonville Farmers Market is not only a great place to purchase local produce and goods, but also a destination to enjoy the day with family and friends! In addition to dozens of local producers and entrepreneurs, the lively atmosphere of Opening Day will be enhanced with music performances from Fiddlin’ Ryn & Friends and Asheville Junction, as well as the activities in the Kids’ Corner led by the Arts Council of Henderson County. Free 20-minute yoga classes will be offered for kids by Yoga and Massage at 10 and 10:30 a.m. The market will also feature a cooking demo from Launa Tierney of Homemade Pasta Noodles.

Hendersonville Farmers Market is open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Historic Train Depot on Maple Street from May through October, with two holiday markets slated for Nov. 19 and Dec. 3. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. On- and off-street parking can be found surrounding the market in almost all directions.

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Most of the 2022 regular vendors will be familiar faces to frequent shoppers, although there will be some changes and new faces. This season Underground Baking Co. will scale back on their staple baked goods and scale up on bretzels with the Bretzel Bus (their brick-and-mortar bakery will be open during market hours). Hendersonville’s own Pullman Bread will be a new vendor this year offering an array of bread products and sweet treats. Also new this year will be Barnhouse Kitchen offering handmade savory pies, strudels, and quiches, as well as Glyka-logy Sweet Cart with fried donuts, breakfast items, and dessert. Several of the market’s farm vendors are expecting to increase their planting and harvesting to be able to offer a bigger variety and quantity of produce. Here are updates for 2022:

How to Shop

All vendors accept cash, and some have their own card readers for debit/credit. For customers who don’t have cash, tokens can be purchased to shop with vendors who don’t have a card reader. Shoppers can purchase tokens using a debit/credit card at the market information booths located near either end of the market. All vendors accept tokens purchased by debit/credit card.

Double Your SNAP/EBT Dollars

Hendersonville Farmers Market is a SNAP/EBT retailer and will match dollar-for-dollar any SNAP/EBT spending at the market. SNAP/EBT shoppers can swipe their EBT card at the information booth to retrieve tokens. The tokens can then be used as cash with individual vendors for eligible items. This program is funded by MountainWise Double Up Food Bucks, Henderson County Partnership for Health's Committee for Activity and Nutrition, as well as by contributions from sponsors, and individual donors. The idea behind doubling SNAP dollars at farmers markets is that the incentives will attract more low-income shoppers and make their grocery dollars stretch further while simultaneously boosting local farmers' income.

Become a Friend of the Market

Voice your support for our market's Double SNAP program as an individual or as a family. These contributions of $75 or more make it possible for low-income community members to buy fresh, local food from our market. In return for your donation, you'll receive a super awesome market merchandise item! Find out more at