Why You Need to Visit the Saluda Farmers Market This Year

We love our mountain summers for many reasons, but one of our favorites is all the fresh fruits and vegetables the season brings. We always use the freshest, local ingredients that are in season at our restaurant, Newman’s. You can get the best fruits and veggies in town at the Saluda Farmers Market! 

What You’ll Find at the Saluda Farmers Market 

The Saluda Farmers Market, also known as the Saluda Tailgate Market, brings together food vendors from all over the region. You can browse through produce, meat, eggs, baked goods, flowers, and more! Head to the market to get a few things to bring on a picnic, for some snacks during your stay at Orchard Inn, or take some ingredients home for your next meal! 

If you’re staying at Orchard Inn’s Laurel Cottage, you’ll have a full kitchen right in your accommodations. Gather fresh ingredients from the market to cook a few times during your getaway! Because the produce is so fresh and local, the ingredients speak for themselves– you won’t have to do much to prepare what seems like an extravagant meal. We love making farmers market salads or snacking on some cheeses and fresh fruits we collected.  


When Is the Saluda Farmers Market?

The market comes to town every Friday in May through October from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Vendors set up in the West Main Parking Lot just a few minutes down the street from Orchard Inn! 

Are Credit Cards Accepted?

Yes! Cash, credit, debit, and EBT cards are all accepted. 

Are There Any Foods That Will Last the Trip Home?

Yes! If you would like to head to the market to bring home a taste of Western North Carolina, there are a few options for you. Baked and preserved goods are your best bet. Western North Carolina produces some amazing fruits, and some of the vendors make delicious jams with these fresh ingredients. 

Indulge in Fresh Ingredients at Our Restaurant

If you appreciate fresh ingredients, you’ll love Newman’s Restaurant. We source as many ingredients as we can from our own organic garden and mini-orchard and purchase the rest from local farms. Each week, our chef builds the prix-fixe menu around which ingredients are available, so you can be assured you’re getting the freshest fruits and vegetables with each meal. Reserve a table today!

Book Your Getaway Today

Experience the Saluda Farmers Market and so much more when you book your getaway with Orchard Inn. Our mountain retreat is perched amongst the towering trees with gorgeous views of the surrounding hilly landscape. Browse our accommodations and book your stay today. Each comes with our outstanding amenities including our delicious, homemade breakfast each morning. We can’t wait to host you!