Bringing Local Farmers Right to your Table

 

Fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade desserts, baked goods, organic meat and eggs, handmade crafts and fresh cut flowers all from local farms.

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Two Farmers Market Locations
May ~ October

Morganton’s open-air farmers markets offer the best locally grown products in the area. By visiting the Market and supporting your local growers, you reduce your carbon footprint. Plenty of variety can be found right here at your own back door!

The Morganton Farmers Market is a cash only market with only a few vendors setup to accept debit/credit cards. Are you a shopper using SNAP, WIC, or Senior Vouchers? Be sure to stop by J&J Farms booth to receive your shopping tokens AND receive additional Double Bucks tokens. Double Bucks tokens are a dollar for dollar match that you can use when shopping at the Morganton Farmers Market.

Saturday Farmers Market

300 Beach Street

8:00am-12:00pm every Saturday beginning May 1 through October 30, 2021.

The Saturday Morganton Farmers Market is located at 300 Beach Street, behind Maria’s Italian Eatery and More Lace at Morganton Station. From I-40, take Exit 105, make a right turn and follow South Sterling Street approximately 2 miles under the railroad tracks and then make a right turn.

Wednesday Mini Market

111 North Green Street

11:00am-2:00pm every Wednesday beginning May 5 through October 27, 2021. 

The Wednesday Mini-Market is located at 111 North Green Street, at the corner of Green Street and Avery Avenue. From I-40, take Exit 105, make a right turn and follow South Sterling Street approximately 2.5 miles under the railroad tracks and past the historic courthouse (to your left). The Mini-Market will be on the next corner on the left!

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Special Events

Sat, May 1 8:00am-12:00pm

Opening Day

Morganton’s favorite farmers market opens on Saturday, May 1st at 8:00am at 300 Beach Street (behind Maria’s Italian Eatery). Fresh baked breads, goat cheese, greens, flowers, eggs, honey, and crafts will be up for grabs at the first farmers market of the season. In addition to the delectable produce, enjoy live music from 9:00-11:00am.

Can’t get enough of downtown after shopping at the market? Then stick around for day 2 of the Sale-A-Palooza: Sidewalk Sale. Over 30 downtown businesses will have sidewalk displays featuring deep discounts.

We look forward to seeing you in downtown Morganton for the kickstart of the farmers market season, Saturday, May 1st.

Sat, May 1 9:00am-11:00am

Sat, July 10 9:00am-11:00am

Butterbeans Perform

The Butterbeans Trio will kickstart the Farmers Market season on Saturday, May 1st with a live performance at 300 Beach Street from 9-11am. And don’t worry if you miss out on their music, they’ll be back for an encore performance on July 10th!
 
More about the Butterbeans:
Butterbeans is a folk trio in Western North Carolina offering toe-tapping music for a variety of events.
 
A product of their experiences and musical influences, they like to call their style “toe-tapping porch music”. Bringing down-home vocal harmonies, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, bass, uke, guitar, and harmonica, Butterbeans plays a broad variety of Americana styles and traditional fiddle tunes. Come tap awhile…. Or get up and shake a leg!

Sat, May 15; Sat, Jun 19; Sat, July 17; Sat, Aug 7; Sat, Sept 18; and Sat, Oct 2

Alan Darveaux Performs

The lore and lure of the Appalachian dulcimer brought Alan to Morganton. Along with Traditional and different Americana styles of music, contemporary folk, rock&roll, and original his playing shows a slight departure from traditional dulcimer playing. Come join us for some soothing Appalachian dulcimer music and buck dancing/clogging old time fiddle tunes.

Sat, May 22; Sat, June 19; Sat, July 17; Sat, Aug 21; Sat, Sept 18; Sat, Oct 16

Nature Themed Kids Activities with Foothills Conservancy of NC

Visit the Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina booth at the Morganton Saturday Farmers Market for FREE nature-themed activities for kids and information about conservation projects and volunteer opportunities. Staff and volunteers will be at the market once a month. For exact dates, visit foothillsconservancy.org or follow us on Facebook. We need volunteers to help lead these booths! If you are interested in learning more, contact Brittany Watkins at bwatkins@foothillsconservancy.org to attend a brief 30-minute training (in person or virtually).

Sat, June 12 9:00am-11:00am

Morganton JAM Kids Perform

Mary Ervin will lead the performance from the Morganton JAM Kids. Learn more about this unique program and listen to the kids play!
 
Morganton JAM (Junior Appalachian Musicians) is an after-school program that offers small-group instruction for traditional old time and bluegrass music. The program is offered to children in 4th through 9th grades. Students can learn fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin and bass. Students will enjoy learning from visiting artists, taking field trips and and getting an introduction to the music unique to our community.

Sat, June 26; Sat, July 24; Sat, Aug 21; Sat, Sept 25; Sat, Oct 23 8:00-10:00am

Patty M Performs

Patty M is back for another year of performances at the Morganton Farmers Market. Patty M is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with an eclectic set list of songs, originals and covers.

 

Sat, Aug 14; and Sat, Oct 9 9:00am-11:00am

Reel-Time Lucy Performs

Reel-Time Lucy will bring out the Irish in you with their Irish dancing jigs. Don’t miss these performances at the Morganton Farmers Market

Sat, Sept 4 9:00am-11:00am

Outreach Center WOW Kids Perform

Mary Ervin will lead the performance from the Outreach Center WOW Kids. Learn more about this community program and listen to the kids play!
 
The WOW program: Activities/programs are taught by community professionals in the fields of art, music, drama, gymnastics, karate, and dance. Every program and activity is designed to help grow confidence, expand horizons, enlighten, achieve goals, and spark hope. The Outreach Center’s WOW Program is for ages 5-18.

Great produce, great people, great prices.

 

– Martin Sumpter, Market Patron

A lovely assortment of diverse local foods and vendors!

 

– Angie Scott

A wonderful market with local baked goods, veggies and flowers. Well worth a Saturday morning visit!

 

– 2Fortunes~ Morganton, North Carolina

Always the best and freshest!

 

– Thomas Mull, Local Guide

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