Watauga County Farmers' Market
May 7th 2016 Opening Day
05.12.16 08:37 AM
The Opening Day of the 2016 season of the Watauga County Farmers' Market is this Saturday, May 7th from 8am until 12pm at Daniel Boone Park, Horn in the West parking lot in Boone. Watauga County Farmers Market has been "Boone's Town Square" since 1974.
Each Saturday morning during the season, up to 65 vendors offer quality local products in one of the largest and liveliest markets in western North Carolina. Come and visit from May through November to experience the sounds, smells, tastes, and friendly atmosphere of the High Country. We have the area's finest selection of quality produce from local growers, as well as seasonal fresh fruits and berries, local jams, jellies, and honey. You can also find fresh baked breads, cakes and pastries from our country kitchens, fresh farm eggs, fresh aged goat cheeses, locally farmed meats, fresh herbs, fresh-cut and dried flowers, wreaths and arrangements. Farm based crafts including wool, birdhouses, jewelry, pottery, baskets, handcrafted yard art and garden furniture are offered by our skilled local crafters and artists. There is always a large selection of plants, including annuals, perennials and shrubs. Look for new and unique items every week, as well as special events, live music, cooking demonstrations, and children's activities.
Watauga County Farmers Market has been "Boone's Town Square" since 1974. Opening Day will feature 1. The ever-popular Andy Page & Swing Guitars, 2. Marshall Daniels playing the handpan and dulcimer, 3. Kid’s Corner, sponsored by PHARMN, with " The Wheel of Green " along with seed planting station and volunteers on hand with their creative costumes, 4. Watauga Medics teaching CPR, and 5. A licensed massage therapist, giving 10-minute chair massages. A new addition this year will be “Donation Station”, where farmers and shoppers can donate local food for folks in need in the Boone area.