Are you planning to visit the Smokies this summer? Be sure to reserve at least one Saturday morning of your vacation for a trip to the Gatlinburg Farmers Market! With a variety of local, fresh produce, homemade gifts, and special summertime events, this local event is sure to add some hometown flavor to your Smoky Mountain getaway!
The Gatlinburg Farmers Market is now in its sixth season, featuring homegrown Tennessee produce, locally made products, and downright delicious food in a friendly, mountain-town environment. Visitors will enjoy a variety of fruits and veggies, depending on what’s in season, as well as nuts, honey, jellies and jams. You’ll also find plants, baked goods, and natural health and wellness products.
Some of the vendors you can look forward to meeting at the market include Johnica Davis, owner of Coppercorn Specialty Popcorn Co., which features Amish-style blue popcorn that’s popped fresh daily. You’ll also get the chance to meet Mary Vultaggio, owner of Granola Naturals, which serves up homemade granola treats of all varieties. Other unique products featured at the market include handmade Indian jewelry, decorated gourds, and locally roasted coffee beans.
You can find the Gatlinburg Farmers Market in the Great Smoky Arts and Craft Community at the Covered Bridge (849 Glades Road in Gatlinburg). For directions, please visit the market’s website.
The Gatlinburg Farmers Market will open May 16, 2015, and will continue every Saturday until October 17, 2015. You are invited to visit anytime on Saturday between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Throughout the summer, every second Saturday at the Gatlinburg Farmers Market is a special event, and every fourth Saturday is a Kids’ Day event. Check out the dates below for special events taking place in the coming weeks. For more information about these and other events, visit the Market Calendar page.
May 23—Kids’ Day
June 13—Health, Nutrition and Sustainable Living Day
June 27—Kids’ Day
July 11—Canning and Food Preservation Day
July 25—Kids’ Day
August 8—Cooking Demonstrations Day
Another special feature of the Gatlinburg Farmers Market is the availability of internships to youth and young adults. Currently, four internships are available online.
- 1. Special Event and Education Internship
- 2. Social Media Internship
- 3. Internship for Market Visitor Assistant
- 4. Internship for Kids’ Day Assistant
One of the market’s main goals is to educate others on the benefits that eating locally grown and seasonal produce can have on our health, environment, economy, and community. These internships are ways to carry out this goal with the help of our youth.
For more information on these internships and to learn how to apply, visit the Internship Opportunities page.
You might think the Gatlinburg Farmers Market is for locals only, but guests are more than welcome to join the fun while they’re in town. Don’t miss the local food and flavor! Don’t miss the fun activities and music! Don’t miss your chance to taste bonafide Tennessee produce and take home unique Southern products you won’t find in stores!
Another reason you don’t want to miss the farmers market is because when you stay at one of our Gatlinburg cabins, you’ll have access to a fully equipped kitchen. You’ll have all the space and tools you need to make delicious homemade meals, and those meals will taste even better with the farm-to-table produce you’ll find at the market!
For more information on our Gatlinburg cabins, feel free to visit our website, or you can call our reservation specialists who are available 24/7 to assist you with your rental. We have cabins of all sizes and varieties, from budget friendly to the lap of luxury. Book yours today, and come on down to savor the flavor of the Smokies!