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Enjoy winter farmers markets in the Upstate, Western NC

While fewer farmers markets are open during the winter, several around the Upstate and in Western North Carolina are braving colder temperatures to bring seasonal offerings and to continue to give local vendors an opportunity to sell their products.

If you’re looking for things to do during weekends this winter, plan a visit to one of these area farmers markets and help support local.

ASAP Winter Farmers Market, Asheville NC

Shop local from more than 35 booths offering: locally grown vegetables; fresh baked bread and pastries; gourmet mushrooms; sustainably raised beef, pork, and lamb; farm fresh eggs; cow and goat cheese; jun, elderberry syrup, and infused honey; NC seafood; and more.

The market is located at the downtown A-B Tech Campus, in the parking lot by the Bailey Student Services Center, 340 Victoria Road, Asheville. Open Saturdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. through March 27. Go HERE for event information.

Ballews Market, Spartanburg

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Ballews is open year-round, offering a large selection of seasonal fresh produce.

Located at 230 Gardner Road in Spartanburg and open Mon – Sat, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, visit BallewsMarket.com.

Greer Farmers Market, Greer

Sunday Brunch Markets returns to Greer Farmers Market on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. Attendees will find meats, produce, cheeses, baked goods, desserts, candies, plants, body care items and handmade gifts.

Greer Farmers Market is held in Greer City Park, 301 E Poinsett St., Greer. The market will be open Feb. 14, 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. For more information, visit Greer Farmers Market on Facebook.

Hub City Farmer’s Market, Spartanburg

Hub City Farmers Market will be open Sat. Feb. 20, and Sat., March 20, offering meats, produce baked goods and more. The market accepts SNAP cards and matches SNAP purchases dollar-for-dollar up to $40. And anyone struggling financially because of the coronavirus pandemic can sign their name and receive a $10 voucher to purchase anything at the market.

Hub City Farmers Market is held at Northside Harvest Park, 498 Howard Street in Spartanburg. Hours are 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more information, visit Hubcityfm.org.

The Toasty Farmer, Greenville

The Toasty Farmer is Greenville’s winter farmers market providing a safe space to support local growers and makers. Vendors offer freshly harvested greens and root veggies, cheeses, mushrooms, smoked trout, kombucha, pastries, art, craft, jewelry, soaps, lotions and craft beer.

The Toasty Farmer is open every Saturday through March 20 at Brewery 85, 6 Whitlee Court in Greenville. Hours are 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more information, visit The Toasty Farmer on Facebook.

Rutherford County Farmers Market, Forest City NC

The winter market at Rutherford County Farmers Market is held the first and third Saturdays of the month through April at Farmers Market Pavilion, 172 Park Square in Forest City, NC. Hours are 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information, visit Farmers Market of Rutherford County on Facebook.

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