It’s still a little known fact, but some of the best produce and home-grown eats around here can be found at the Sevier County Co-op Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 am till noon. That’s when local farmers and the like get together for the Sevier County Farmer’s Market. And while word has spread about their offerings, it’s still relatively new to most people.
On a given Wednesday or Saturday you’ll find anywhere from 5-10 tents set up in front of cars in the parking lot adjacent to the Co-op. From peaches from the Gist Creek area in the summer to apple products from the Mountain View Orchards in the summer and fall, you’re bound to find something you like. It’s all locally grown and skips the middle man or any processing factory that may spoil the freshness.
The Galyon Family Farm is another proud local farming family whose fruits and vegetables always bring a number of customers to the market. From cucumbers, tomatoes, and squash to peaches and blackberries, their offerings are better than anything you’ll find in the local supermarket. Our farming families offer up their peppers, spices, herbs, and even plants at the farmer’s market. Basically, if you can grow it on a farm, you’ll probably end up seeing it at some point during the year at the Sevier County Farmer’s Market.
During the fall, a favorite are the dried apples sold in small bags. It makes for a great snack and they are oh so good.
Mountain Mist Farms in Pigeon Forge is another local grower you’re bound to see at some point during the year. Their specialty is growing blueberries and blackberries. They’re also a pick your own blueberry and blackberry farm, which means exactly that. You won’t find berries more delicious than the ones grown at Mountain Mist Farms.