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 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 throu
gh 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 over the summer include:
•May 27: Kick off the White Squirrel Festival at the Farmers’ Market, with live music, a hot breakfast, lots of vendors, activities for the children and more.
•June 3: 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 17: A Father’s Day Celebration with giveaways for dads, live music and activities for children.
•June 24: 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 1: A Fourth of July Celebration with fun activities for children and live music.
•July 15: A Local Food Fest brought to you by Transylvania Regional Hospital – sample a plethora of delicious, local summer produce, watch cooking demos and listen to live music.
•Sept. 2: 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 vendors. Visit the website at www.TransylvaniaFarmersMarket.com for more information on each of these events, and for regular updates follow the Transylvania Farmers’ Market on Facebook.