Asheville, North Carolina is one of the most beautiful areas in the United States. Those who live here know this and we’re lucky that they are willing to share it with our families. Fall is near and that means the mountains and surrounding landscapes will suddenly be in drenched in Technicolor.
The squirrels are busy gathering nuts for the winter. The leaves are falling and the hot summer has been replaced with crisp nights. Pumpkins are bright orange and the apples are ready to be turned into cider.
While visiting or preparing to move to Asheville, North Carolina there is one thing that needs to be on the “things to do and places to visit” list. The Western North Carolina (WNC) Farmer’s Market is one of the four state owned farmer’s markets. It’s operated by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and is managed by Doug Sutton. The market is conveniently open seven days a week all year.
The months April through October the hours are 8-6 and then November through March the hours are 8-5. Located near the downtown area and conveniently between two major interstate highways, visitors can easily find the 36-acre location. There is no admission charge so that makes it even better for families.
Once there, shoppers find 38,000 square feet of high quality fruits and vegetables, mountain crafts, jams, jellies and honey. Along with so many farm fresh goods, visitors can add to their basket some fresh baked bread and cookies. Go ahead and put some local honey on that fresh bread!
As you continue through the truck sheds gardeners will come upon complete nursery centers. Never mind going to a brick and mortar store where an employee doesn’t have a clue to what the name of the flower is that’s on your list. Jesse Israel & Sons Garden Center will be there to answer your questions and find that flower. There are delis when it’s time for lunch. Freshly made sandwiches that utilize the fresh produce and goods purchased right there at the WNC Farmer’s market.
The market has been open since 1977 and offers five open-air truck sheds which accommodate 194 spaces for farmers and dealers to display and sell their goods. There’s one shed that is for certified farmers to sell their quality produce. The consumer wins when they know they are feeding their families with local, top quality fruits and vegetables for a fair price.
Don’t wait any longer. Join us in Asheville, North Carolina this fall. If you like, what you see and want to come back, contact us. This is the place to be whether it’s for couples and families or that retirement home, Asheville, North Carolina is ready to welcome you!