Conveniently located near downtown Asheville, the big Western North Carolina Farmer's Market is on a 36-acre site with a beautiful panoramic view of the mountains. The market is open all year, and seven days a week. Find a big range of vendors with plenty of seasonal bounties. Admission and parking are free.
The retail area features displays of high-quality fruits and vegetables, mountain crafts, jams, jellies, preserves, sourwood honey and dozens of other farm-fresh items. Inside you will also find a deli that offers sandwiches and ice cream. These buildings are open daily 8 AM-6 PM April-October; 8 AM-5 PM November-March.
Jesse Israel & Sons Garden and Nursery Center feature top quality plants, trees and shrubs. You will enjoy strolling through their colorful facility that includes a greenhouse full of tropical plants, ponds full of water plants, bonsai and a 40-ft. waterfall.
There are five open-air truck sheds to provide 194 spaces for farmers and dealers to display top quality produce at reasonable prices. One truck shed is specifically designated for certified farmers who sell what they grow direct to the consumer. The market has a small dealers building and two large wholesale buildings. These buildings offer produce year-round to grocery stores, restaurants, institutions and roadside markets. This area is open 24 hours, seven days a week.
They have many free special events throughout the year including advice from master gardeners. Read more about local farms and tailgate markets and see farms to tour. And tour the Apple Orchards near Hendersonville.
The WNC Farmers Market is found at 570 Brevard Road (Highway 191), in Asheville, North Carolina, at Exit #47 on Interstate 40.
- From Interstate 40, take Exit #47 and turn South on Brevard Road (Highway 191), the WNC Farmers Market will be immediately on the left.
- From Interstate 26 downtown, take Exit #33 and turn left on Brevard Road (Highway 191), continue approximately 1 mile. The WNC Farmers Market will be on your right.