Fresh and local, the Transylvania Farmers’ Market has more than more than 60 vendors selling products that are grown or produced within 100 miles of Brevard.
The market is a great place to shop, listen to live music and to learn more about all that the area has to offer.
Open from 8 a.m. until noon every Saturday, May through November, and then 10 a.m. to noon, December through April, the Farmers’ Market is located in downtown Brevard, just off East Main Street behind Comporium at the corner of Johnson and Jordan streets.
Each week, the Farmers’ Market offers locally-grown produce, meat, eggs, dairy, honey, goat cheeses, mushrooms, plants, herbs, cut flowers, baked goods, hot breakfast, coffee, jams and jellies, pickled and fermented foods, vinegars and mustards, prepared foods, body care products, and a variety of locally handcrafted and artisanal items.
In 2019, the market will continue with its partnership with the Transylvania County Hunger Coalition, allowing customers to purchase and donate produce and eggs, and farmers to donate excess produce to local food banks.
Each week from May through October, there will be a “Kids Corner” next to the market information booth with crafts, scavenger hunts, produce taste testing and other fun activities.
The Transylvania County Extension Master Gardeners will also be on hand the first and third Saturday of each month to answer gardening questions.
The market hosts live local music each week, May through October, and there are special events planned throughout the season. Events planned over the summer include:
•May 25: Kick off the White Squirrel Festival at the Farmers’ Market, with live music, breakfast, lots of vendors, activities for the children and more.
•June 1: Healthy Harvest Natural Foods brings you a Free Health Fair with blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, exercise classes, informative talks, free mini-massages and live music.
•June 15: A Father’s Day Celebration with giveaways for dads, live music and activities for children. •June 22: SummerFest for Kids. Fire truck tours, face painting, a puppet show, and more fun-filled activities for the whole family, including live music and a market scavenger hunt.
•July 13: A Local Food Fest – sample a plethora of delicious, local summer produce, watch cooking demos and sample recipes, activities for the children and listen to live music.
•Aug. 10: Tomato Fest – sample a variety of delicious local tomatoes, sample recipes, activities for the children and live music.
•Aug. 31: Farm Fair – Join the market to celebrate farming in western North Carolina, with a wide variety of games, activities and attractions, live music, delicious foods and loads of great vendors.
Visit the website at www.Transylvania FarmersMarket.com for more information on each of these events, and for regular updates follow the Transylvania Farmers’ Market on Facebook and Instagram.