Fresh and local, the Transylvania Farmers Market has 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 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, poultry, eggs, dairy, honey, goat cheeses, mushrooms, plants, herbs, cut flowers, baked goods, hot breakfast from a variety of vendors, coffee, jams and jellies, pickles, vinegars and mustards, prepared foods, body care products, and a variety of locally handcrafted and artisan items. 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 throughout the summer, 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 through October, and there are special events planned throughout the season. Events planned throughout autumn include:
•Oct. 7: AutumnFest – Apple tasting, recipe samples, pumpkin ring toss and activities for kids, live music by Laura Thurston, and lots of vendors with great fall products.
•Oct. 28: Halloweenfest – Free face painting for the kids and a plethora of festive fun and fabulous vendors, live music by Pretty Little Goat and more.
•Nov. 18: Customer Appreciation Day – Stop by for freebies and giveaways and lots of gratitude for customers during the market’s annual Customer Appreciation Day.
•Dec. 2: HolidayFest and the first day of 10 a.m. to noon hours – Holiday music, free cider and cookies, a scavenger hunt for kids and vendors with lots of great holiday shopping options.
Visit www.TransylvaniaFarmersMar ket.com for more information on each of these events, and for regular updates follow the Transylvania Farmers’ Market on Facebook.