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The Western North Carolina (WNC) Farmers Market is one of four regional Farmers Markets owned by the STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA and operated by the NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & CONSUMER SERVICES
WNC Farmers Market Hours of Operation
Market: Open 7 days a week all year round
Office: 8:00 am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday
- April - October - open daily from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
- November - March - open daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
This market is conveniently near downtown Asheville, N. C., and between two major Interstate Highways. We are on a thirty-six-acre site with a beautiful panoramic view of the mountains, and the Biltmore Estate. The market was first opened in 1977, and is now open all year round, and seven days a week. The public is invited to come here and enjoy the atmosphere and character of the mountains. Admission is FREE.
Our retail area features displays of high quality fruits and vegetables, mountain crafts, jams, jellies, preserves, sourwood honey, fresh baked breads, cookies 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 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., April-October; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., November-March.
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 consisting of more than 38,000 square feet. These buildings offer produce year round to grocery stores, restaurants, institutions, and roadside markets. This area is open 24 hours, seven days a week.
Jesse Israel & Sons Garden and Nursery Center feature top quality plants, trees, and shrubs. Members of your party will enjoy strolling through their colorful facility that includes a greenhouse full of tropical plants, ponds full of water plants, bonsai, and a forty-foot waterfall.
The Moose Cafe located south of the main market entrance features a mouth-watering menu of farm-fresh produce and a beautiful view. They are open daily serving three meals.
As you can see, the WNC Farmers Market provides both the opportunity for entertainment and affordable shopping. Market Manager, Doug Sutton invites you to come "Down on the Market" and see for yourself what FRESH AND VARIETY is all about.
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