Madison County Farmers & Artisans Market - Saturdays 9:00am - 1:00pm
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Meet the Vendors

Find out about the folks under the tents, and what makes them gather each Saturday morning, rain or shine.

Bee Tree FarmShady Place FarmLong Valley FarmMackey FarmsSunset Valley FarmSweet Betty Bee’s Honey & Hive R Mountain Farm April’s Handmade ItemsMaple Hill Farm Mountain Country Cookies and Breads

Bee Tree Farm – Ron Gagliano, Managing Director
Bee Tree Farm and Vineyard is located in Madison County, NC. We specialize in a variety of pestos, ranging from traditional Italian pine-nut/basil pesto to specialty pestos made from our own spring greens. We also offer Italian tomato sauces, preserves, cobblers and dessert breads. Our herbs, vegetables and fruits have been grown without use of petrochemical derivatives for over 15 years. You can visit Bee Tree Farm during ASAP’s annual farm tour. Contact us at or

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Shady Place Farm

young girl bottle feeding calfpicture of mt. farm landpicture of cow in the fieldLogo for shady place farm

Shady Place Farm has deep roots and they keep getting deeper!  Neal worked the farm beside his grandfather and his father when the farm was a full-scale dairy farm.  Over time the dairy cattle were replaced with primarily Black Angus beef cattle.  All the while attention was given to excellent husbandry practices with the herd and good stewardship practices with the land.  The daily operations are performed by Neal and Ava.  And the fourth generation of Morgan’s, sons Eli and Nathanael, actively share the love and work of farming.  Daughter-in-laws Kinsey and Kaytlin can be found helping out with various aspects of the farm,too.  You may also find Neal’s father, Don, (who’s 90 years young) out on the farm lending his expertise, weather permitting!

To belong to the Shady Place Farm herd is to be born into healthy stock, graze on over 200 acres of lush pastures, and be treated like pets!  The cattle are born here, raised here, and finished here on the farm on grass, hay, and corn that were also grown and harvested here on the farm.  They are given a “treat” in being supplemented with local brewer’s grains.  We never give our cattle growth hormones.  They are naturally raised and humanely treated.  We proudly sell our delicious beef in whole, half, and quarter sizes as well as in specialty cuts packages or individual pieces at the Madison County Tailgate Market in Mars Hill, NC. Contact us at our website: Phone #: 828-691-1728 or 828-768-4547

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Mackey Farms

The family of the Mackey Farm

Mackey Farm Family

A family farm in Madison County, proudly producing several varieties of hydroponic lettuce, available year-round. We also grow cabbages and other greens, sweet corn, sorghum cane, and mushrooms. Farm-fresh eggs and free range poultry and pork are also available. New this year, we will have rabbits by mid-summer. Stop by and see us at the market and try our home-cooked pork barbecue, you’ll be glad you did! Contact us at

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Sunset Valley Farm

Sunset Valley

Photo credit: ASAP

We are a small five generation farm specializing in gourmet canned goods made with old family recipes plus a few new twists of our own.  We have a wide variety of jams including breakfast,hot & spicy, herb jellies and balsamic spreads.  We make herb blends, dip mixes and herb vinegars.This year we will have potted herb plants and hopefully fresh figs.

Contact us at 828-680-9890.

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Sweet Betty Bee’s Honey & Hive

Lyne and Ed Vendely operate Sweet Betty Bee’s, a Certified Naturally Grown farm in the Big Pine area of Madison County, producing honey, honey soaps, and beeswax products. Our honey is unheated and unfiltered, leaving intact its amazing nutritional composition. Minimal straining removes larger particles while allowing pollens to remain, though we also offer a limited quantity of really raw honey in the natural comb. We practice organic principles to the greatest extent possible by finding alternatives to pesticides and antibiotics when caring for our hives. Additionally, we do not feed corn syrup or sugar to our bees. We see our apiaries as a partnership with the bees and with the whole of Mother Nature. Healthier, happier bees make better honey! Contact us at or

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R Mountain Farm

R Mountain Farm is a small family farm in Mars Hill. We have angora goats, alpaca, sheep, chickens, guineas & now ducks. This will be our first summer as a vendor at the Madison County Market. We have handspun yarns and some handcrafted items from our fiber animals. Our birds provide us with beautiful feathers that we use to create wreaths, hair clips, earrings and more. At the market, we will offer feather home accessories and jewelry, art, cards, dog & cat treats. Follow us on Facebook at R Mountain Farm.

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Long Valley

Zeke and Courtney Filiss grow a variety of heirloom vegetables, fruits and cut flowers without the use of petrochemical fertilizers or pesticides. The farm is located in Madison County about 3 miles from the NC/TN line. Both Zeke and Courtney have been gardening since childhood, and have been selling at local tailgate markets for the last six years. Long Valley offers the typical market variety of spring and summer favorites, and bountiful bouquets, with the unique addition of fresh watercress. Enjoy their products through CSA, tailgate markets, local specialty stores and area restaurants.

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April’s Handmade Items

April’s Handmade Items is a new addition for 2015. They make quality soaps, lip balms, body balm, candles and bath salts. They use only quality ingredients including olive oil and coconut oil.

You can find more information  on her facebook page.  Click  HERE

Maple Hill Farm

table at market with tinsures

Maple Hill Farm is a family farm that specializes in herbal tinctures and salves. Our herbs are either wildcrafted or cultivated using natural, organic, sustainable growing techniques. All of our herbs are gathered at their peak potency, and are ethically harvested to ensure they will continue to thrive. We have a variety of herbal tonics to support different systems of the body. For example we have a Woman’s reproductive and hormone support, Heart support, and Immune support tonics just to name a few. We also grow a few varieties of herbal starts to plant in your own garden, and beautiful houseplants to freshen the air in your home.

Heather has been practicing herbalism for 16 years, and attended the Natural Healing Institute. She completed the Master Clinical Herbalist program as a student of Steve Schecter.
We also have hand woven baskets by Brynn (our 14 year old daughter). These baskets are crafted from the abundance of kudzu, wild grape vine, and honeysuckle vine that grow in our mountains.
We are expanding our Shitake mushroom log production, and will have more mushrooms available as the seasons progress.
Stop by our table and see what we have currently, as our products change with the seasons.

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Mountain Country Cookies and Breads

Returning for the 2015 season..
Cookies, breads and other baked goodies made with real butter, farm fresh eggs, local honey, and lots of love. Party platters and individual orders.

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