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NCDA&CS - Marketing Division - Western North Carolina Farmers Market

2014 Promotional Events

Join the WNC Farmers Market throughout the year for special events and promotions. The schedule changes monthly depending on the availability of produce, herbs or other commodities commonly sold on the market, so keep checking the calendar for events the whole family can enjoy!.

With the convenience of being open year-round, 7 days a week, the WNC Farmers Market offers a selection of farm-fresh produce at the lowest prices in Western N.C. Our popular retail buildings, provide a selection of non-perishables, fruits, vegetables, crafts and more, are open daily from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. from April through October. Winter hours for the retail area are from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. starting in November and continuing through March.

Times and dates of promotional events are subject to change. In addition, new events are added during the year...check back regularly for the latest information!

April 2014

Car Show

 

4th Annual

WNC Farmers Market Car Show

Cruise-In

Friday, April 4th 5 pm - 8 pm

Car Show

Saturday, April 5th 10:00 - 2:00

Registration at 9:00

Whitewater Bluegrass
9th Annual BBQ Cookoff & Bluegrass Jam
at the WNC Farmers Market

 

April 4 - Friday, 12:00-8:00
April 5 - Saturday, 11:00 - 4:00

2014 BBQ Flier

Contact Brian Roberts at 253-1691 x 16 for more details.


 

Master Gardener Plant Clinic
Saturday, April 12 & 26, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The NCSU Master Gardeners Program offers plant clinics to assist the public in diagnosing and solving gardening questions. All clinics are free, and the public is encouraged to bring samples from problem plants or insects that need to be diagnosed and/or identified. The Master Gardener Program provides research-based information on home horticulture. Trained Volunteers are prepared to help with advice on growing plants, insect identification and managing disease problems.

Master Gardner Plant Clinic
"Growing in the Mountains" Plant Show,
sponsored by the Blue Ridge Hort Association

When: Friday, April 25 & Saturday, 26 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Truckshed #5, WNC Farmers Market
Certified nurseries will be selling their products to the public.


May 2014

WNC Annual Herb Festival
25th Annual Spring Herb Festival
Largest Herb Festival in the Southeast

When: May 2nd, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 3rd, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 4th, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  Over 55 herb businesses from North Carolina and Southeast with the largest selection of herb plants anywhere, herbs, books, soaps, herbal crafts, medicinal herbs, lotions, dried flowers, herbal baked goods, herbal gifts and much more.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic
Saturday, May 10 & 24, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The NCSU Master Gardeners Program offers plant clinics to assist the public in diagnosing and solving gardening questions. All clinics are free, and the public is encouraged to bring samples from problem plants or insects that need to be diagnosed and/or identified. The Master Gardener Program provides research-based information on home horticulture. Trained Volunteers are preparedto help with advice on growing plants, insect identification and managing disease problems.

Vidalia Onion Day
Friday, May 23 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Come join us for a taste of fresh cooked onion rings. Recipes will be available. Drawings will be held for bags of Vidalia Onions, processed products and other types of Vidalia gifts!

 
Master Gardner Plant Clinic
Vidala Onions

June 2014

Master Gardener Plant Clinic
Saturday, June 14 & 28, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The NCSU Master Gardeners Program offers plant clinics to assist the public in diagnosing and solving gardening questions. All clinics are free, and the public is encouraged to bring samples from problem plants or insects that need to be diagnosed and/or identified. The Master Gardener Program provides research-based information on home horticulture. Trained Volunteers are prepared to help with advice on growing plants, insect identification and managing disease problems.

Blackberry Day

TBA, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

 

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Watermelom Day

Watermelon Day
Friday, July 18 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Sweet, juicy melons…what could be better on a hot
summer day! Get a taste of fresh, locally grown
watermelons at the Watermelon Day and enjoy a little family fun.

Hosted by the WNC Farmers Market, the N.C. Watermelon Association, and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Watermelon Day has activities to bring out the kid in all of us.

There will be free watermelon slices for all and drawings for free watermelons and prizes. To round out the day's events, there will be a watermelon seed-spitting contest and watermelon-eating contest for kids. And, if coaxed a little, the reigning N. C. Watermelon Queen will show how far she can spit a watermelon seed!

Master Gardener Plant Clinic
Saturday, July 12 & 26 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

July is time for taking plant cuttings for Azalea, boxwood, holly, camellia and other evergreen shrubs. Need advice? Come to the WNC Farmers Market to learn more....
The NCSU Master Gardeners Program offers plant clinics to assist the public in diagnosing and solving gardening questions. All clinics are free, and the public is encouraged to bring samples from problem plants or insects that need to be diagnosed and/or identified. The Master Gardener Program provides research-based information on home horticulture. Trained Volunteers are prepared to help with advice on growing plants, insect identification and managing disease problems.

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Master Gardener Plant Clinic
Saturday, Augus, 9 & 23 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Need help with gardening? Come to the WNC Farmers' Market for assistance...
The NCSU Master Gardeners Program offers plant clinics to assist the public in diagnosing and solving gardening questions. All clinics are free, and the public is encouraged to bring samples from problem plants or insects that need to be diagnosed and/or identified. The Master Gardener Program provides research-based information on home horticulture. Trained Volunteers are prepared to help with advice on growing plants, insect identification and managing disease problems.

 

Tomato Tasting
TBA

Tomato Varities

Tomato Tasting

Enjoy the pleasure of summer with firm, red, juicy garden fresh tomatoes. Whether you prefer them sliced thick on your favorite sandwich, chopped into canned soups for that homemade goodness or prefer to eat them fresh like you would an apple, a flavorful tomato is a real treat.
   


September 2014

Master Gardener Plant Clinic
Saturday, September, 13 & 27, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Need help with gardening? Come to the WNC Farmers' Market for assistance...
The NCSU Master Gardeners Program offers plant clinics to assist the public in diagnosing and solving gardening questions. All clinics are free, and the public is encouraged to bring samples from problem plants or insects that need to be diagnosed and/or identified. The Master Gardener Program provides research-based information on home horticulture. Trained Volunteers are prepared to help with advice on growing plants, insect identification and managing disease problems.

Apple Tasting
TBA, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

This is the time of year local grown N.C. apples are in plentiful supply. Don't miss the opportunity to sample the many varieties available at the market. Located between Retail Buildings A&B


October 2014

Master Gardner Plant Clinic

Master Gardener Plant Clinic
Saturday, October 11th 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.


One more opportunity to look at those difficult home horticulture situations and get expert advise from the NCSU Master Gardener Program. Volunteers will help you in identifying home horticulture pests, plant care and management of disease.


November & December 2014


Christmas Tree Promotions

Remember, all dates and events are subject to change. Check back frequently to confirm dates of events and the addition of more family oriented activities here at the WNC Farmers Market.


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NCDA&CS Western North Carolina (WNC) Farmers Market , Doug Sutton, Market Manager
Mailing Address:570 Brevard Road - Asheville, North Carolina 28806
Phone: (828) 253-1691 FAX: (828) 252-2025