172 Depot St.
Forest City, NC 28043
Phone: (828)287-6080
Fax: (828)288-4036

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 Farmer's Market Report


*The Rutherford County Farmers' Market is open for the season!"


Plan to join us at our new location on 172 Depot Street in Forest City.

The Farmers' Market hours:

Tuesday & Saturday 8a.m. - 1p.m.

Local producers and market gardeners interested in selling at the Farmers' Market can contact Brenda Watson, Market Manager, at (828) 287-6080. 

For further information please contact the Extension Center at 287-6010. 

The Rutherford County Extension Center is located at 193 Callahan-Koon Road in Spindale.


                                                    4-H Pumpkin Contest

This year's 2014 4-H Pumpkin Contest will be held at the Farmers Market on October 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. See flyer for more info.


                               See pictures from the 2014 Tractor Show held on August 16.
                                                        Click here for an event schedule.


                  Minutes from the March 4 Farmers Market Vendor Meeting


              Rutherford County Farmers Market Committee Meeting Schedule

                                                October 30       November 20

                    Meetings will be at 9 am at the Rutherford County Extension Center.


The Rutherford County Farmers’ Market Committee will meet on Thursday, October 30, 2014, 9:00 a.m. at the Rutherford County Extension Center located at 193 Callahan-Koon Road in Spindale.


                               RETAIL READY FOR LOCAL PRODUCE WORKSHOP

     For our local growers, a ‘Retail Ready for Local Produce’ Workshop will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014 at the Mill Spring Ag Center.  This is one of

two workshops being offered in the state.  The other will on the NCSU Campus - 

December 10th.  The workshops are free will focus on how to enhance your

 marketing skills in getting your farm products into grocery stores, co-op markets,

 food hubs, hospitals and schools.

      The ‘Retail Ready For Local Produce’ Workshops are being sponsored by Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, The Support Center and NC State 

University.  The Mill Spring Ag Center is located at 156 School Road, in Mill

Spring, North Carolina.

       To register contact the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association at (919) 542-2402 or visit

 http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/event-retail-ready-workshop .   DOWNLOAD THE FLYER


About the Market 

Market Rules


Farmers Market Flyer


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Produce & Products

The following items are available at the Farmers' Market:

Apple, Muscadine Grape, Figs, Pears, Green Beans, Cabbage, Sweet Corn, Cucumber, Kale, Purple Hull Peas, Mustard Greens, Garlic, Bell Pepper, Hot Pepper, Irish Potato, Potatoes, Onion, Mixed Greens, Yellow Squash, Zucchini Squash, Tomato, Purple Sweet Potato, Turnip, Honey, Baked Goods, Handmade Items.


Director: Jeff Bradley, County Extension Director (email


Mission Statement: Provide the agriculture producers a marketing source for locally-grown products that is consumer driven. The Farmer’s Market also serves as a participating member of the North Carolina Farmers’ Nutrition Program working to improve nutrition of low-income women, infants, and children.


Other Links


Rutherford County Cooperative Extension 

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