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A Guide to Local Area Farmers' Markets

April 11, 2020


When it comes to fruits and veggies, fresh is always best. And the best place for the freshest produce is your local farmers market where you can purchase direct from local growers. Many markets also offer other items such as breads and baked goods, meats and cheeses, plants and flowers, and more. Try one that works for you, or all of them, and help support our local farmers and their families with our list of local farmers markets near Hickory, Newton-Conover, Lenoir, Morganton, Taylorsville and surrounding areas of Western North Carolina! 

If you know of any other farmers' markets not listed below, send me an email to have them added to the list. As always, details are subject to change with or without notice.

Hickory Farmers Market
Meet local farmers, artisans and other neighbors from the Hickory area. With over 50 vendors you will find a wide selection of fresh, locally grown produce, potted plants and herbs, cut flowers, honey, preserves, fresh baked goods, hand-made soaps, and much more.
When: Saturdays 8am-1pm, Wednesdays 10am-2pm; Apr18-Oct 31 2020.
Where: Downtown Hickory at NEW LOCATION, 330 Main Ave NW

Conover Farmers Market
A different approach to other markets; the Conover Farmer's Market will focus on vendors providing products 'from the farmer to your table.' All vendors must grow or craft 100% of their product within 75 miles, with absolutely zero resale allowed. Come by with the family, meet who grows your food, and stock up on fresh local produce, meats, and cheeses.
When: Saturdays 8am-12pm
Where: Conover Post Office parking lot, downtown Conover, 109 1st St East

Fresh Market Produce
Produce stand ran by local farmers, sourcing items as local as possible. We retail a full line of produce and sell wholesale also.
When: open daily, year-round. 8am-7pm Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm Sun.
Where: 2132 N Center Street, Hickory

Catawba County Public Health Farmers Market
Join us for fresh fruits, vegetables, and more. Our goal is to improve individual and community health by increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
When: Thursdays 10am-1pm June-September
Where: Catawba County Public Health, Behind Catawba Valley Medical Center, 3070 11th Ave Dr SE, Hickory

The City of Claremont Farmers Market
Homegrown, homemade and local goods
When: Saturdays 9 AM -1 PM, May - October 2020
Where: City Hall, 3288 E Main St

Devine Farms' Store
Fresh produce, milk, eggs, honey, as well as crafts from local artists
When: Monday-Friday 2:00 PM-6:00 PM, Saturday 10 AM -3 PM
Where: 2675 St. James Church Rd, Newton

Burton Farms General Store
A family-owned business with fresh and local produce, plus many other locally sourced items including jams, jellies, honey, meats, cheese and artisan/craft items.
When: Monday-Sunday 10:00am-7:00pm
Where: 425 Conover Blvd. West, Conover

Morganton's Farmers Markets
Come out and support locally grown food and our local farmers! Shoppers can purchase artisan breads, baked goods, eggs, fresh cut flowers, fruits, goat cheese, herbs (fresh cut and seedlings), meat (beef, pork & poultry), shitake mushrooms, vegetables and more.

  • Morganton's Saturday Market
    When: Saturdays 8am-12pm May - Oct 31, 2020
    Where: 300 Beach St. behind Maria's Italian Eatery and More Lace at Morganton Station.
  • Morganton's Wednesday Mini-Market
    When: Wednesdays 12-4pm May 6 - Oct 28, 2020
    Where: 111 North Green Street, at the corner of Green Street and Avery Avenue.

Hildebran Farmers Market
The Hildebran Farmers Market provides a place for local and neighboring farmers and artisans to offer farm fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, potted plants, fresh baked goods, honey, preserves, hand-made goods and so much more!
When: Tuesdays 8am-1pm June 2-Oct, 2020
Where: 202 South Center Street, Hildebran

Historic Valdese Farmers Market
Burke County grown produce only. Fruits, vegetables, baked goods and eggs.
When: Fridays 11am-4pm
Where: Old Rock School front lawn, 400 Main Street West, Valdese

The Farmer's Daughter Roadside Farm Market
We grow a variety of fruits & vegetables, from spring through early fall! We sell locally grown produce, only when our supply is low or we just don't grow it.
When: early May - October. Check website for most current opening date and operating hours.
Where: 2150 Friendship Church Road, Taylorsville, NC

Sawmills Farmers Market
There is fresh produce, refreshments, crafts, and homemade goodies.
When: Tuesdays 2pm-5:30pm May- September, 2020
Where: 4303 Sawmills School Rd. (Highway 321-A directly across from Sawmills Fire Department) in Sawmills

The Farmers Market at Center United Methodist Church
Come Eat, Drink and Grow Local
When: Wednesdays 2-5:30pm June - late Sept/early Oct
Where: Center United Methodist Church, 4945 Sherrills Ford Rd., Catawba

Caldwell County Farmer's Market
Wide variety of locally grown fresh fruits and produce in-season, eggs and baked goods as well as crafts.
When: Saturdays 6am-12pm, June 6-December 5th 2020
Where: 120 Hospital Ave, Lenoir (lower parking lot of Caldwell County Library)

Lenoir Downtown Farmers Market
Year-round market selling local meats, fresh seafood and farm fresh eggs. Vendors set up selling a variety of local produce and handcrafted items April through October.
When: Thursdays 10am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm year-round
Where: 110 Church St., Lenoir

Alexander County Farmers Market
Baked goods, arts & crafts, eggs, vegetables, honey, jams & fruits.
When: Saturdays 8am-12pm, Jun- September 2020
Where: Old Hospital Parking Lot, 328 NC Hwy 16 N, Taylorsville

Lincoln County Farmers Markets
Join us and enjoy the local vegetables, fruits, meats, baked goods, crafts and more at the markets.

  • Lincolnton Market
    WhenSaturdays 7 am-12 pm, mid-Apr -November, 2020
    Where225 West Water Street, Lincolnton
  • The Market at DSS
    When: Tuesdays/Thursdays 8am-12pm, Apr 9-November, 2019
    Where1136 West Main Street, Lincolnton

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