Farm Goods & Markets
Here is a list of the must see shopping destinations in the NC High Country.
These shops are unique to our area and feature handmade arts & crafts, factories only found in the NC High Country, and historic locations.
NC High Country Unique Shopping Destinations
Tester Farm Daylilies
Tester Farm Daylilies has over 20 years growing daylilies in the NC High Country. We offer hundreds of varieties and colors at reasonable prices!
Closed Tuesday afternoon and Sundays.
Watauga County Farmers' Market
The Watauga County Farmers Market has been "Boone's Town Square since 1974. Up to 75 vendors offer quality locally farmed produce and plants, as well as locally made crafts and edibles. Regular cooking demos and live music, as well as a children's corner.
Come and visit Saturday mornings from May through October. There are also special Holiday Markets in Novemberand an indoor Winter Market at the Watauga Agriculture Extension! Visit our website for up-to-date schedule and hours.
We have the High Country's finest selection of: Quality produce from local growers. Seasonal fresh fruits and berries. Local jams, jellies, mustard and honey. Fresh baked breads, cakes and pastries from our country kitchens. Fresh farm eggs. Fresh and aged goat cheeses. Locally farmed meats and livestock. Fresh herbs and herbal products including teas, salves, vinegars, soaps and potpourri. Fresh-cut and dried flowers, wreaths and arrangements. Farm based crafts: wool, birdhouses, pottery, baskets and handcrafted yard art and garden furniture. A large selection of plants, including annuals, perennials and shrubs.
Look for new and unique items every week, as well as special events, live music, cooking demonstrations, and children's activities.
The Soap Shed
The Blue Ridge Soap Shed offers one of the largest selections of handmade soap made in the USA, with 130 varieties ranging from good-for-your-skin goat milk soap, shea butter and 100% Olive Oil Castile soaps, to Grandma's Ole Lye Soap, an Appalachian tradition. Retail shop, Workshops,tours.