Many tailgate markets open around mid-April and close around the end of October…but some tailgate markets are open through December and many host Holiday Markets. Comment here if you have additional information about your market.
Western North Carolina is blessed with many wonderful farmers’ Tailgate Markets. Some have been ongoing for decades, and some are brand new. Whichever, it won’t take long before you know and recognize the folks
who are raising the food you eat. How cool is that? Shoot for maximizing the list of items you get from your local tailgate market, even simple things like onions and garlic. Eat deliciously, and support small family farms & producers at the same time. Everybody wins in a yummy way!
TAILGATE MARKET LIST: Your tailgate or farmer’s market not on the list? Leave a comment and let me know, so I can add or update the information.
Asheville City Market, 161 S. Charlotte Street, Saturdays, 8-1, Open April In 2013: Indoor market at Haywood Park Hotel Atrium from Jan. 12 to March 30, accepts EBT/Debit & Credit Cards
Asheville City Market South, Biltmore Park Town Square, Wednesdays, 2-6, Closed on Oct. 31
Bakersville Farmers Market, at Bakersville Community Medical Clinic, Saturday, 8 – 12. In winter ~ Open second Saturdays from Dec. to May from 10 to 2 at Historic Courthouse.
Big Ivy Tailgate Market, old Fire Station parking lot at 1679 Barnardsville Highway, Saturdays, 9-12, Opens May 5, 2012, Closed for 2012.
Black Mountain Tailgate Market, behind the First Baptist Church at 130 Montreat Road in Black Mountain, Saturdays, 9-12, May 5 thru Oct. 27, 2012
East Asheville Tailgate Market, Grace United Methodist Church parking lot, 954 Tunnel Road, Asheville, Fridays, 3-6 pm, opens May 18, Closed for 2012
Flat Rock Tailgate Market, behind Hand & Hand Gallery, Greenville Highway, Thursdays, 3-6, Open May 3, 2012, Closed for 2012,
French Broad Food Coop Wednesday Tailgate Market, 76 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, Wednesdays, 2-6:00, Open April 4, 2012, Possibly some vendors after that.
Glorious Jackson County Farmers’ Market, Saturdays, 9-12, next to the Bridge Park Pavilion in downtown Sylva, NC, April – October, Nov. 3 thru April 6 (2013) indoors at the Community Table.
Greenlife Third Thursday Tailgate Market, Greenlife Grocery at 70 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, Third Thursdays, 2-6, Closed for season.
Haywood Historic Farmers Market, Waynesville, 250 Pigeon Street (276S), HART Theatre parking lot, Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8-Noon, April 14 thru October 31, 2012,
Henderson County Tailgate Market, 100 North King Street, downtown Hendersonville, Saturdays, 7-12, April thru the end of October, then when weather permitting
Leicester Farmers’ Market, 338 New Leicester Highway, Saturdays, 9-2, Indoors beginning October 20 from 10-3.
Madison County Farmer’s & Artisan’s Market, on Highway 213, Mars Hill College campus, Mars Hill, Saturdays, 9-1, accepts EBT/Debit & Credit Cards
Marshall Island Farmers’ Market (Sundays on the Island), on the island across the river from downtown Marshall, Sundays, 12-4, Opens April 15
Mills River Tailgate Market, 5046 Boylston Highway, Saturdays, 8-12, May 5 to October 27,
Mission Hospital Tailgate Market, Biltmore Avenue, Thursdays, 10-2
Mitchell County Tailgate Market, Saturdays, 8-12
Monday Afternoon Tailgate Market, Hendersonville Community Co-op, 715 South Grove Street, Mondays, 3-6
Montford Farmers Market, Asheville Chamber of Commerce Parking Lot, 36 Montford Avenue, Wednesdays, 2-6, Opens May 2
North Asheville Tailgate Market, UNCA, Saturdays, 8-12, Open April 14
Oakley Farmer’s Market, 607 Fairview Road, Thursdays, 3:30-6:30, May 9 thru Oct. 24, Spring Fling on May23>
Spruce Pine Farmers’ Market, at Pollyanna’s Porch in downtown Spruce Pine, Wednesdays thru Oct. 31, 2-5, Winter Market: Jan. to April, Saturdays, 2-6 at Mountain Side Wine
Transylvania County Tailgate Market, Corner of Johnson and Jordan Street behind Comporium, Brevard, Saturdays, 8-12:30, April 7
Warren Wilson College, Garden Shed, Tuesdays, 10-4
Waynesville Tailgate Market, 171 Legion Drive, American Legion Parking Lot, Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8-12, open after Oct. 31 only at vendor’s discretion
Weaverville Tailgate Market, upper parking lot above Lake Louise, Merrimon Avenue, Wednesdays, 2:30 – 6:30, Opens April 11 to Oct. 31, 2012,
West Asheville Tailgate Market, 718 Haywood Rd., West Asheville, Grace Baptist Church parking lot, one block east of Brevard Road, Tuesdays, 3:30-6:30, April 9, 2013, accepting EBT, Debit & Credit Cards.
Wolf Laurel Farmers’ Market, Mars Hill, in Bright Hope United Methodist Church parking lot, Tuesdays, 3-6, starts after Memorial Day
Yancey County Farmer’s Market, Behind Burnsville Town Center, Hwy. 19E at South Main Street, Saturdays, 8:30 -12:30, Opens April 21
YMCA at Woodfin, Saturdays, Jan. 5 through March 2012, 10-12:30
For a more extensive list of farmers’ Tailgate Markets in the Southern Appalachians, visit:
Put visiting farmers’ Tailgate Markets on your vacation agenda when you are traveling. It’s fun.
For a national list of tailgate markets, visit:
For a National List of CSA’s (Community Supported Agriculture) visit: