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Looking for a local, true farmer's market in Far Western North Carolina?  Scroll down this page and you will see the farm markets, farm stands, roadside stands, produce markets, even garden fruit and vegetable stands and seasonal community farmer's markets in Far Western North Carolina, sorted by county. Markets offering organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name. If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website.

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What's in season in September 2021, and other timely information:

September Apple, pears, pumpkins, Fresh fruit and vegetables, many locally grown abound! Always see the market's website or Facebook page for current hours; many change their days and hours without notice or for the changing seasons.

Far Western North Carolina Farmer's Market Listings in 2021, by county

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Buncombe County

  • Asheville Farm - Free range, organically fed chickens, farm fresh eggs
    43 Bright Blue Sky Lane, Leicester, NC 28748. Phone: 828-515-0177. Email: growing@ashevillefarm.com. Directions: 5 miles northwest of Asheville on Highway 63. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available all year. Open: 9 am to 9 pm on weekends; Weekdays by appointment. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: May 11, 2008)
  • Aunt Sandie's - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Fresh local eggs, Crafts, artistic products, etc, flowers, herbs/spices, melons, peppers, pumpkins, tomatoes, walnuts, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, farm animals, birthday parties
    1059 Old Leicester Highway, Asheville, NC 28806. Phone: 828-683-8917. Email: sandrabiddix@bellsouth.net. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Please see our website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Aunt Sandie's also offers winter squash, seedlings, edible flowers, ornamental vegetables. (ADDED: May 28, 2010)
  • Hickory Nut Gap Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, apples, blueberries, pumpkins, Turkeys, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    57 Sugar Hollow Road, Fairview, NC 28730. Phone: 828-628-1027. Email: amy@hickorynutgapfarm.com. Open: Wednesday to Saturday 1 pm to 5pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: October 13, 2010)
  • Rayburn Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables,
    136 Dillingham Road, Barnardsville, NC 28709. Phone: 828-424-5109. Email: mlrayburnfarm@gmail.com. Open: Mid September to October; Saturdays, 1 to 4 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Farmstand will have fall greens (such as kale and collards), onions, garlic, specialty potatoes, sweet potatoes, popcorn, preserves, and fruit syrups. (ADDED: April 18, 2015)

Cherokee County

Clay County

  • SSM Farm - Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers, Corn, Squash, Beans, Pumpkins, Cabbage,
    Tusquittee Road, Hayesville, NC 28904. Payment: Cash and Check. They have a Port-A-Potty.
    Comments from a visitor on July 28, 2009:
    "The service and prices cannot be beat. The stand is beside the fields and the produce is of excellent quality. I have been buying form them for two years and refer everyone I know that freezes and cans about the farm. Vegetables can be purchased by the box or you can buy small quantity for a meal. These crops are not organically grown. " (ADDED: July 28, 2009, suggested by a visitor)

Graham County

Haywood County

  • Christopher Farm Store - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), Indoor market, Covered outdoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, restrooms
    2266 Crymes Cove Road, Waynesville, NC 28560. Phone: 828-456-3010. Alternate Phone: 828-712=9710. Fax: 828-456-3055. Email: tim@christopherfarmstore.com. Open: from: Monday to Saturday, 6 am till 5 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. Our sweet corn does not last very long as people watch for us to start harvesting, the same with our apples.. Our corn is absolutely wonderful. (ADDED: July 16, 2012)

Henderson County

  • Big Willow - No pesticides are used, Fresh eggs
    151 Big Willow Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28739. Phone: 828-692-7213. Email: chatty1998a@bellsouth.net. Open: Directions: US 64 W to Etowah. Left on Etowah School Road Left on River Road Right on Big Willow. Click here for a map and directions. Farm Fresh Eggs, some duck eggs; 1;50 dozen; Eggs gathered daily; Free roam chickens and ducks; Only feed Layer feed and cracked corn; Feed scraps from house and garden;. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: August 11, 2009)
  • Circle L Farms - Roadside stand, apples, pears, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area
    Circle L Farm Drive, Edneyville, NC 28792. Phone: (828) 685-2605. Email: circlelfarms@morrisbb.net. Open: Thursday to Saturday, from 9am to 5 pm; Sunday, from 11 am to 4 pm, September 1 to October 31; Hours vary considerably; please see our Facebook page for current availability and hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Asian Pear season is typically: September 1 to October 31;. Payment: Cash, Check, Venmo, PayPal, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: September 07, 2020)
  • Coston Farm and Apple House - Apples, pumpkins, gift shop, bakery, farm market
    3748 Chimney Rock Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28792.. Phone: 828-685-8352. Alternate phone: 828-685-8350. Email: costonfarm@bellsouth.net. Open: Monday to Saturday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, closed on Sunday. Directions: Bat Cave Exit 49A off I-26, 6.5 Miles on U.S. 64 East (Chimney Rock Road)Click here for a map to the farm. Picking Season: Labor Day (Golden Delicious) to late Oct or early November. Enjoy a memorable pick-your-own-experience at Coston Farm with the NC mountains as a back drop. You can pick fresh apples in the Coston Farm U-Pick Orchard August to October by the bag, box or truckload. Golden Delicious will be available Labor Day weekend. Please check back to see if the other varieties listed below will be ready to pick. Pick Your Own Orchard open until the end of October or until all apples are picked. Reservations are not required in our U-Pick Orchard; call ahead for availability. Drop by the Apple House for an apple picking container for your fresh-picked apples. Their market has cider, homemade apple pies, fried apple pies, frozen apple cider slushies, caramel apples, and more. (UPDATED: August 16, 2020 JBS)
  • Grandad's Apples N' Such - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Apples, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo
    2951 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone: 828-685-1685. Email: grandadsapples@yahoo.com. Open: 7 days a week until mid November from 9 AM to 5 PM. Directions: I-26, Exit 49-A. Go straight on 64East 2 miles. Big barn with tractor on silo on left. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for their Facebook page. Select pre-picked fresh apples right off the tree from our assorted bins inside the store or the opportunity to pick your own from the orchard is available! We offer more than 20 different varieties of apples that can be purchased pre-picked! We gladly let you mix and match your varieties. .Apple Varieties / Ripening Schedule .They have a variety of fun activities on a 100 acre family farm. You can select pre-picked apples fresh off the trees daily from our bins inside the store or venture out in the orchard to pick for yourself. In Grandad’s pumpkin patch you will find pumpkins and jack o’lanterns in every size and shape. At Grandad’s Barn and Country Store, you will find a great selection of fall harvest decorations, apple peelers, apple bakers, and other apple gifts. We also have apple turnovers, apple bread, caramel apples and a whole lot more. And, don’t forget to try a refreshing cider slush or some hot cider! Come by our bakery where we have hot cider donuts all day along with apple pies, apple cider slushies and so many other apple goodies to eat! (UPDATED: August 16, 2020 JBS)
  • Lyda Farms - Farm stand / farm market on a farm,
    3465 Chimney Rock Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone: (828) 685-3459. Email: apples@lydafarms.com. Open: June thru November daily, 9 am - 6 pm (Call Ahead in November). Select locally grown fruits and vegetables in season. In the fall, we have crispy North Carolina Apples straight from the orchard plus a large variety of pumpkins and winter squash that are great for eating or decorating. The Roadside Market at Lyda Farms carries fresh local fruits and vegetables, as well as seasonal fruits and vegetables, jellies, jams, preserves, and so much more. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
  • Sideways Farm & Brewery - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, all produce is sustainably grown, Fresh local eggs, flowers, Fresh eggs, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals, weddings and wedding parties
    62 Eade Road, Etowah, NC 28729. Phone: (828) 595-3445. Email: sidewaysfarm@gmail.com. Open: Friday from 4 pm to 8 pm, Saturday from 12 pm to 8 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. You pick flowers typically available May to October;. We use natural organic practices, and are subject to the NOP small quantity exemption. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We sell our fresh flowers and free range eggs at the brewery. Occasionally we will have more produce than we need for our farm fresh ales and will sell that too. (ADDED: July 13, 2019)
  • Skytop Orchard - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, apples apples, peaches, Asian pears, grapes, sour cherries
    Pinnacle Mtn Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731. Phone: 828-692-7930. Email: skytoporchard@gmail.com. Open: see their picking schedule. About 20 varieties of apples more than 50 acres. Usually begin picking in late August, continuing through November. Farm stand open late August until late December. Also fresh cider and other apple products, and pick-your-own pumpkins in October. Prices vary; take-home containers available. Farm stand, playground, petting zoo, picnic area. Hayrides available. 9 am to 6 pm, daily. Directions: Take I-85 south to U.S. 74 at Kings Mountain. Go to I-26 West and take Exit 54. Go 3.2 miles to Exit 5 (Flat Rock/U.S. 25). Turn right and go about a half mile to Pinnacle Mountain Road. Follow the signs. Open as usual, with cider, honey, farm stand, playground, petting zoo, picnic area and hayrides. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. In addition to a long list of apple varieties, visit Sky Top Orchard and you'll enjoy panoramic mountain views, orchard ponds with ducks and geese, a barnyard area with sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, peacocks and more, a bamboo forest to explore, lots of picnic areas and, of course, a mountaintop of fragrant apple and fruit trees. (UPDATED: August 16, 2020 JBS)
  • The Farm - Roadside stand, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, beans, blueberries, broccoli, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, melons, onions, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes,
    2731 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Phone: 828-696-5375. Email: sharon_searcy@yahoo.com. Open: Monday through Saturday 9 am Until 6 pm May through October. Directions: Take interstate 26 to exit 49 A (Hwy 64 east, Bat Cave), go 1 1/2 miles and The Farm is on the left (about a mile past Walmart in Hendersonville). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (ADDED: October 05, 2011)(UPDATED: June 14, 2012)

Macon County

Madison County

McDowell County

  • Sweet Betsy Farm - Fresh eggs, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, farm animals, school tours, group reservations
    3947 Mudcut Road, Marion, NC 28752. Phone: (828) 724-4444. Email: Info@SweetBetsyFarm.com. Open: Friday and Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm, typical season is from early May to late October; Other times by appointment (call for appointment); See our website for current hours, or call. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Four miles south of I-40 (exit 85) on US 221 toward Rutherfordton. Turn left on Mudcut Road, take first driveway on left into Sweet BetsyFarm (follow sign at driveway). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Owned and operated by Ed (President, McDowell County Bee Keepers Association) and Karen Speer (Master Beekeeper). We maintain 30 hives, grow gardens, trees and shrubs specifically for the bees, and practice chemical-treatment free beekeeping. Hive loses are replaced by splitting and managing our surviving hives and no bees or queens are brought in from other regions. (ADDED: January 22, 2020)

Mitchell County

Polk County

Rutherford County

  • Love Story Farm - Garden stand on a residence, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting, school tours
    314 Lovers Ln, Rutherfordton, NC 28139. Phone: 828-447-0047. Email: lovestoryfarm@yahoo.com. Open: May 23 through October 31; Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm; Saturday, 9am to 6pm; Closed on Sundays. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Summer Solstice; Friday, June 24th; 6pm to 10pm; Activities include: bonfire, drum circle, live music, s'mores making, and story-telling; Saturday, June 25th; 10am to 6pm; Activities include: face painting, homemade wine tasting contest, homemade icecream; We will be offering blueberries, strawberries, sal Saturday, jams, pies, and fresh-cut flowers for sale; Local artisans May rent space for $25 a booth; Please bring your own equipment and setup; Contact Christine at Love Story Farm for more information; Harvest Festival; Saturday, August 13th; 10am to 6pm; Activities include: hay rides, face painting; Demonstrations include: papermaking/journal making, pressed flowers (cards), natural tye-dying, potpourri and sachel making, solar dehydration, soap making, and biodiesel; We will offer 3 tours of the farm; Please check back for updated times and schedules of the events; There will also be items available for purchase, such as: sunflowers, jams, pesto, herbs (fresh and dry), shirts, hats, etc. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Intensive Cob Weekend. Friday, May 20, 1pm until Sunday, May 22, 5pm. Arrive Thursday at 5pm or later. Canning and Preserving Class. Saturday, July 23, 9am to 1 pm. Earth Plaster and Paint Weekend. Saturday, July 30, 9am, until Sunday, July 31, 5pm. Arrive on Friday, 2pm or later. St. Patty's Irish Brew Class*. 4 weeks. Thursday nights. 7pm to 8:30 pm. March 17 to April 7. Summer Mist Wine Class*. 5 weeks. Thursday nights. 7pm to 8:30pm. May 12 to June 9. *Must be 21 and show ID. (ADDED: March 10, 2011)
  • Mary Ann's Berry Patch - Roadside stand, blueberries,
    202 Rock Springs Church Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139. Phone: 828-755-5255. Email: maryaferrin@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm Closed on Sunday. Directions: The berry patch is 5 miles east of Lake Lure; 1/10 mile off of Route 74A/64. Picking Blueberries from June 12 to July 30, 2017. Payment: Cash, Check. This will be the last season for the blueberry patch due to a two year drought and other factors. (UPDATED: June 14, 2016)

Swain County

Transylvania County

Yancey County

  • The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms - Garden stand on a residence, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, carrots, flowers, gooseberries, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Fresh eggs, farm animals
    54 Labrador Lane, Burnsville, NC 28714. Phone: 828-682-1405. Email: yanceyfoxfarms@frontier.com. Open: Call for hours. Directions: Call for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Bloody Butcher corn. (ADDED: February 18, 2011)