Home of the Handmade and Homegrown

Celebrating locally grown produce, artisan goods and crafts, baked goods, and foremost the mountain heritage in Ashe County North Carolina. The Ashe County  Farmers Market is a covered open-air market located on the ‘Backstreet’ in West Jefferson.

Located in West Jefferson, NC the Ashe County Farmers Market operates every Saturday and Wednesday from 8AM-1 PM through the end of October, yearly on a seasonal basis. Local vendors provide a plethora of local goods including produce, baked goods, crafts of all types, jewelry, homemade soaps, goat cheese, fresh flowers and floral arrangements, nursery items, grass fed beef and pork, farm fresh eggs, local honey, whole chickens, wood carvings, fiber arts, photography and fine art, abbit/quail eggs, jellies and jams, and much more. Several cooking demonstrations and special holiday focused contests held throughout the season for consumer engagement.


Type of Organization




Primary Contact

John Smyre, Market Manager


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Issues of Focus

  • Local Foods

  • Community Development

  • Agriculture

  • Local Farmers & Growers

  • Food Access & Food Security

  • Healthy Eating

  • Artisan quality crafts

  • SNAP/EBT Access

History of Organization

Programs and Projects

  • Holiday Markets

  • Fish Days, fly fishing demos

  • Fiber/Sheep Shearing DAy

  • Salsa & Tomato Day

  • Poultry Day Fundraiser

  • Apple Pie Contest

  • Christmas in July celebration

  • Seed Swap and Apple Tree Grafting Class

  • Quilt Day

  • Local chef cooking demonstrations

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