Looking for local fare? The farmers markets of Jackson County offer homegrown produce, meats, baked goods, and dairy products from local farms, so you can enjoy the highest-quality food western North Carolina has to offer. Whether you’re looking for fresh ingredients for seasonal cooking or handmade crafts from local artisans, take a stroll through one of our markets. You won’t be disappointed.
Organized by The Village Green to benefit residents and visitors alike, Locally Grown on the Green is a weekly tailgate market that features a first-class selection of fruits and vegetables, meats, homemade foods, baked goods, and fresh wild-caught fish from local vendors. Stop by The Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road (next to the Cashiers post office) May through September from 3:00–6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays to get your fill.
The ‘Whee Market’ not only boasts garden-fresh ingredients – it’s the only Jackson County source for quality meat and dairy from local producers. Hunt down all the items on your farm-to-table grocery list, including milk, butter, chicken, beef, eggs, and more. Browse everything from ceramics, journals, and clothing to hand-blown and functional glass art. You might even hear some live music while you shop. Hours are 3–6 p.m. every Tuesday from March to November, and from 3 p.m.-Dusk December to March, at 113 Market St. in Cullowhee.
The Jackson County Farmers Market has everything you’d expect and more. A wide range of local produce and farm goods is available, as well as cheeses, breads, plants, and crafts. With more than 35 full-time vendors and even more drop-in vendors, this biweekly market brings in over 12,000 customers to Sylva annually.
From April to October, hours are Wednesdays from 3:30–6:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. The market is also held outdoors (weather permitting) in November and December on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Check it out at 110 Railroad Avenue in Sylva.