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Originally published: 2012-07-03 15:07:08
Last modified: 2012-07-03 15:07:08

Avery County farmers’ markets set up shop

Jeremy Scott

Local markets are one of the many qualities that set places like Avery County apart. The charm of locally owned businesses is something that many locals cannot duplicate. Such charm can be seen in the smiling faces of the farmers who sell their produce and products to their customers. With the summer season upon us, Avery County farmers’ markets have opened.

Banner Elk

From 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Avery County Farmers’ Market operates on Tate Lawn at Lees-McRae College. Local farmers such as The Farmer’s Wife and Maverick Farms set up to sell produce; Products for sale include jewelry, meats such as duck, rabbit and pork, organic vegetables, oatmeal, fried apple pies and jams.


Starting at 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Saturdays, Avery County Farmers’ Market is open beside the County Administrative Office. Farms participating include Banner Farm, Andy’s Produce, Bee Hopper’s Farm and Sugar Bear Farms. These businesses will be selling produce such as mushrooms, potatoes, jams and mango butter.