Highlands NC: Farmers Market

In today’s technology-driven world, we’ve traded webcams for face-to-face conversations, email signatures for handshakes and online ordering for home-cooked meals. So it should be no surprise that the demand for tangible, nourishing goods is experiencing quite the revival. This is exactly what Andrea Gabbard had in mind when she organized the Highlands Farmers Market last summer. The Market is a showcase of a wide variety of organic and just-picked-from-the-garden fruits and vegetables, fresh-baked breads and treats, and other homemade, homegrown and handmade items. Highlands Farmers Market has one goal in mind – bringing fresh, local produce and goods from around the area to the people of Highlands. Last year, the market offered all kinds of produce, breads, cakes, jams and jellies, flowers, soaps, candles and more, making it a huge success.

The success of the Highlands Farmers Market has opened up a new avenue for continued success for the 2012 season. With the demand that quickly grew last season, Andrea realized that the Market could become a seasonal staple for the people in and around Highlands. So for the 2012 season, the Highlands Farmers Market will now be held every Saturday 8:00 a.m. – noon, June through October rain or shine in a new location – The Highlands School.  Come out and visit with old friends and make new friends while finding fresh foods for your table or other goods for your body, soul and home. In addition, if you grow or create something you want to share with others, the Highlands Farmers Market is looking for you – come be a part of this local showcase of both individual and generations of talent.

Directions: From the intersection of Fourth and Main, turn onto Main Street, drive past The Old Edwards Inn toward the Presbyterian church. Turn right at the light at the Presbyterian Church (5th Street). Follow 5th street over the hill to The Highlands School on your right (545 Pierson Drive). For more information on the Highlands Farmers Market, or if you would like to become a vendor, please contact Andrea Gabbard (828) 526-4858.

Contributed by Krysti Rogers

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