Grocery Stores/Farmers Markets
Ingles Markets Inc
Full Service Grocery Store with Pharmacy, Beer & Wine
125 Greenwood Rd, Spruce Pine
(located about 7 miles from the house)
2514 Halltown Rd Spruce Pine
Located on South 226 highway towards the Blue Ridge Parkway
12344 South 226 Hwy, Spruce Pine
Wednesdays in the parking lots of The Pizza Shop on Main Street. They sell produce, meat, eggs, baked goods, crafts, jams and jellies. Market opens May 1st.
Saturdays, 8am - Noon in downtown Bakersville. Follow the signs from 226.
Year round market open 7 days a week. It is big with lots of commercial growers.
Natural Foods Stores
Spruce Pine markets offer a fine selection of natural and organic foods, but if you're looking for some place with more comprehensive offerings try these natural foods markets.
French Broad Food Co-op - A cooperative grocery store located in Asheville at 90 Biltmore Avenue, just down the street from the downtown area. Member of the National Cooperative Grocers Association, so they offer Co-op Deals sales. They offer an extensive groceries, health & beauty care items, bulk herbs and spice section, a deli and an organic salad bar. Truly locally owned, it's a real cross section of Asheville!
Earth Fare - A natural foods retailer that started in Asheville, so you can visit the Mother Ship, so to speak. They are very large and offer things you can't find regularly at other markets. They have an extensive deli, wood fired pizzas that are delicious, a wine & cheese selection that you'll love, plus knowledgeable staff to help you choose just the right thing! The closest is in Asheville in Westgate Parkway Shopping Center.
The Fresh Market - High-end natural and gourmet foods market with a bakery (strawberry cream cheese danish!) and a pretty great deli and meat department. They are pretty limited on center store offerings, but if you are looking for produce, meat, deli, bakery, wine and cheese, you'll be right at home. The closest location is on Marrimon Avenue just outside of Asheville.
Phone Chargers & Computer Cords
Verizon, Wal Mart and Ingles are most of your options.
If you need computer help McKinney, Epic or Universal are in town. The nearest Apple Store is in Charlotte, NC or Knoxville, TN, each over 2 hours away. Sorry.
Ingles is the closest pharmacy. If you need a national chain, there is a CVS Pharmacy in Burnesville (+/- 15 minutes) and Walgreens - the closest location is on Merrimon Avenue in Weaverville (about 30 minutes).
Hospital & Urgent Care
Blue Ridge Regional Hospital is in Spruce Pine at 125 Hospital Drive (p. 828-765-4201.) The Closest Walk-in Urgent Care Clinic is Sisters of Mercy in Weaverville at 155 Weaver Blvd. (p. 828-645-5088).