About

The Buy Haywood Market Development Project is a grant funded initiative designed to support Haywood County farmers, locally grown products, farmlands and the preservation of our rich agricultural heritage. 

We are a project of the Haywood Advancement Foundation and managed by the Haywood County Economic Development Council (EDC).  The mission of the EDC is to foster a healthy and prosperous economy and quality of life for our community through the development of capital investment, job creation and entrepreneurial opportunities while supporting existing business and industry.

Click here to meet the Buy Haywood team!

Buy Haywood has received vital support from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&CS), North Carolina Agriculture Development & Farmland Preservation Trust Fund (NC ADFP), and community partners like the Haywood Advancement Foundation, Bethel Rural Community Organization, Haywood County Tourism Development Authority, Golden LEAF, Healthy Haywood, the Community Transformation Grant Project/MountainWise, Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP), JW Johnson’s Tomato Company Packing House, and Sunburst Trout Company

Additional community collaborations include: The WNC Food Policy Council, The Seed Library of Waynesville at the Haywood County Public Library, WNC Healthy Kids, Haywood County 4H, Haywood County Cooperative Extension.

– Photo of Hemphill Pottery:  Horticulturist & local potter, Jimmy Richardson, creates unique stoneware pottery with a layered wood ash glaze for retail at Grass Root Gardens.

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