Where you can find farm-to-table produce, all season long


Farm to Table Goods at WV’s Farmers Markets – photo courtesy Fayette County Farmers Market

Southern fruits and vegetables are ripe for the picking.

Skip the supermarket and visit the best farmers’ markets in the area, where you can find vine-ripe produce, handcrafted cheese and local artistry.

1. Fayette County Farmers’ Market

Saturdays, Fayetteville, 7:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.;  Tuesdays, Oak Hill, 2 p.m.- 6 p.m.

Bring 2 baskets with you— you’ll need the room! Fayetteville and Oak Hill’s market has lots of everything, from mouth-watering baked bread to homemade pies and fresh eggs.

You can also pick up alpaca yarn and jewelry made by local artists. If you have a green thumb, look for flowers, herbs and vegetables that are ready to plant!

2. Greenbrier Valley Farmers’ Market

Saturdays, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m.; Wednesdays, 2pm-6pm

If you’re looking for cooking inspiration, head to Lewisburg. Vendors sell convenient  farm-fresh salad kits and jars of pasta sauce and applesauce, so your dinner gets a head start!

Then, store up on baskets of ripe strawberries, assorted vegetables, herbs and flowers.

3. Mercer County Tailgate Market

Wednesdays & Saturdays, 7 a.m.- 1 p.m.

If you’re in the browsing mood, head to Princeton! This casual market is full of tempting eye candy: bottles of maple syrup and jars of apple butter join forces with grass-fed pork, beef and homemade bread.

You can also pick up beds of ready-to-plant vegetables, herbs, fruit and flowers. Go ahead— bring home something fresh!

4. Uptown Farmers’ Market, Beckley

July-September, Mondays, Wednesdays 3-5:30pm & Fridays 10am to 1:30pm

Vendors from Raleigh County and nearby flock to this popular market, which has everything you need for a summer party: ears of corn, tomatoes and fruit for a colorful salad.

5. Summers County Farmers’ Market

Fridays, Hinton, 7:30 a.m.- noon

Stop by for the freshest crops in the county! Farmers will have onions, lettuce, kale, beets and everything you’ll need for fixing dinner. Pick up organic strawberries for a refreshing snack or side dish, too.

Inspired? Grow your own garden! Summers County farmers will also have ready-to-plant vegetables and seeds.

Where do you get your farm-to-table produce?