Gatlinburg, TN is known as the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains, and when you think of the food the locals eat, you can’t help but think of fried chicken, mashed taters and huge hunks of pie. However, there is a refuge for the healthy in this popular tourist spot. The Gatlinburg Farmers’ Market begins in May and takes place every Saturday at 849 Glades Road near the covered bridge from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. There you will find plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. It is open until the middle of September.
There are many businesses that sell organic, locally grown fruits and vegetables at the farmers market in Gatlinburg. Some of the best include Bake My Day, which sells pesticide-free vegetables and fresh baked goods. Lines Market Garden offers vegetables herbs and fresh cut flowers. Ronnie Bohanan’s stand offers sourwood honey. Sourwood honey is light in color and takes a long time to crystalize. It has a deliciously unusual flavor of anise and spice. The honey comes from bees that have pollinated sourwood trees which are indigenous to Tennessee. Summer Blues sells some of the best blueberries in the state. You want to make sure you get to the stand early, because they do sell out of the fruit very quickly. They also sell cut herbs, bushes and plenty of other delectable vegetables, in case you arrive late. Olde Virden’s Red-Hot Sprinkle sells a tasty blend of red pepper flakes made from peppers procured from local vendors.
Crafts at the Farmers Market in Gatlinburg
If you are looking for a unique gift, they sell a lot of locally made artwork at the market. Sissy’s Pretties Custom Jewelry offers some one-of-a-kind pieces. LMN Crafts sells handcrafted aprons, pillows, and more. They also have arts and craft demonstrations at the market in case you are interested in making your own Smoky Mountain crafts when you get home.
Book a Stay to Visit the Gatlinburg Farmers Market
Gatlinburg is a popular vacation spot and the hotel and motel owners know it. Why pay a lot of money for a small room when you can rent a gorgeous and spacious vacation home? The folks at The Cabin Rental Store can find you a home loaded with amenities that can accommodate everyone in your party. We have rentals with large living areas with flat screen televisions, cozy bedrooms with comfortable beds and eat in kitchens where you can cook those veggies you procured at the Gatlinburg Farmers’ Market. Give us a call at 877-301-0776.