Purchasing Local Produce and Plants

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Over the past several weeks our office has been receiving questions about where to purchase local produce and plants during the pandemic. Fortunately, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has deemed agriculture a critical industry, which includes farms, farmer’s markets and farm stands. Below is a listing of resources to help connect customers with local producers. This list is not a complete list of all local sources but is an attempt to direct people to some of the options available. It is critical that shoppers visiting these essential businesses observe the latest CDC recommendations for slowing the spread of the virus.

Many Henderson County growers, businesses and markets have been working tirelessly to implement new policies and purchasing options to keep customers and the community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to note that some markets/businesses are changing locations or altering operation hours during this challenging time so please refer to their website for the latest up-to-date information.


Local Farmers Markets

Henderson County Farmers Markets

Henderson County Tailgate Market Saturdays (April-Oct) 8 a.m.-noon Facebook
Mills River Farmers Market Saturdays (May 16-Oct) 8 a.m.-noon Facebook
Flat Rock Farmers Market Thursday (May-Oct) 3-6 p.m. Website
Hendersonville Farmers Market Saturdays (June 6-Oct) 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Website

Asheville-Western North Carolina (WNC) Farmers Market

WNC Farmers Market-Asheville Daily (Mon-Sun) 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Facebook

CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture)

Southern Mountains CSA Listing

Bearwallow Valley Farms

Order Online, Delivery (828) 674-8023 Website

Bee-utiful Farm And Garden

Order Online, Delivery, Safe Pickup, Vegetable Transplants (828) 243-7492 Facebook
Online store

Crab Creek Produce

(828) 707-6766

Edmundson Produce Farm

(828) 606-7088

Fields Of Gold Farm

(828) 692-7096 Website

Go Garlic

(828) 222-0452 Website

Johnson Family Farm

Order Online (828) 450-9859 Online store

Once Upon A Cow Micro Dairy

Order Online, Delivery, Safe Pickup (904) 514-1958 Website

Sideways Farm & Brewery

Order Online, Safe Pickup (828) 595-3445 Website

Tiny Bridge Farm

 (802) 747-8173  Website

It is important to note that lots of other places carry veggie starts and seeds locally as well:
Raymond’s Garden Center, Briggs Garden Center, A Growing Concern Garden Center, Valley Ag, Nelon’s Feed and Seed, Linda’s Plants & Shrubs, Stepp’s Plants, Bullington Gardens, Southern States, Ace Hardware, Lowes, Home Depot

If your interested in purchasing a variety of Tomato Transplants call Paul Shoemaker, Owner of Holly Springs Farm: 828-891-4968


Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) Local Food Guide

Find family farms, farmers markets, wineries, grocery stores, restaurants, caterers and bakers, farm stores and stands, farms to visit, B&Bs and farm lodging, u-pick farms, CSAs, and distributors in the region.

Use the online guide to search for specific businesses, products, locations, and more.


Purchasing Local Fruits and Vegetables Using SNAP/EBT

Double SNAP/EBT Dollars at Markets


New Website for Purchasing Local Meat

In March a new website, MeatSuite.com, was launched that allows customers to purchase meat in bulk directly from farms across the state of NC. Customers can search for farms that sell particular types of meat within 25 to 100 miles of their ZIP code. Bulk amounts vary from 10-pound boxes of hamburger to whole animals.


Vegetable Transplants For Sale Raspberry Fields Jam for Sale Farmers Market Photo Tomatoes