The market has been slow to pick up this season with veggies coming at a later date this year than last. Last year’s warm temperatures brought an early harvest, while this year’s heavy rains and cooler temperatures is delaying harvest. Things are looking up though with rhubarb, asparagus, leafy lettuce, spring onions, radishes and more surprises every week. Beyond veggies and strawberries, we have locally raised meats, eggs, honey, as well as jams and jellies – all which can now be purchased using SNAP benefits. Swipe your card at the Market Information Booth and receive tokens.
Beyond food we have herbal remedies, soaps, lotions, locally made crafts such as pottery, jewelry, blown fine art glass, scarves, handcrafted wooden toys, magazine holder, bird houses and more, journals, cards, and locally raised wool.
A new food truck Cosmic Carryout offers breakfast items made with locally produced items. Also, Bubacz’s coffee beans are available, along with a menu that you can order freshly made items that will be delivered to the market from his newly renovated coffee house/restaurant on Main Street.
Family Art at the Market (FAM) has started up again. FAM will be creating art with children and their families under the pavilion from 10-12 every Saturday. FAM is brought to you by Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum and sponsored by the Jackson County Arts Council, a program of the North Carolina Arts Council.
City Lights offers story time under the pavilion at 11.
As you can see, the market has a lot to offer this year – so come on down, support your local farmer or crafter and enjoy seeing friends both new and old!!