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Been kinda quiet on the blog front here…especially in the bountiful middle of summer. Right? Well… I bought a house and moved. That is

This is what my life looks like right now (actually last week). Demolition in progress.

This is what my life looks like right now (actually last week). Demolition in progress.

time  consuming, especially when you start tearing out parts of your house. So I am more or less camping in my new house for a while. Before I moved, I was a few blocks from a wonderful Saturday market. Even on Saturdays when I was working, I could quickly grab a few things when the market opened and make it to work on time.

I am going to have to be a little more organized to pull that off now. My new house is closer to the Wednesday Weaverville Market, so I anticipate becoming a regular at that market. I also get an occasional delivery from some Mars Hill farmer friends. Plus this week I bought two pints of blueberries while I was a work – out of a farmer’s trunk.

On the Fourth of July, The North Asheville Tailgate Market was cooking – with customers everywhere and fresh local food piled up in the farm stands. Truly marvelous. Here are some pictures of that market:

NATM July 4 2015


The line at the Full Sun Farm Stand!

The line at the Full Sun Farm Stand!

Full Sun Farm Eggplant

Full Sun Farm Eggplant

Sweetheart Bakery Mini-Pies

Sweetheart Bakery Mini-Pies

Gaining Ground Farm Stand. I made red, white, & blue potato salad with those fresh-dug potatoes.

Gaining Ground Farm Stand. I made red, white, & blue potato salad with those fresh-dug potatoes.

Ivy Creek Family Farm. Can't remember the name of these striking, almost black, flowers.

Ivy Creek Family Farm. Can’t remember the name of these striking, almost black, flowers.


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Outdoor temps are wonderful, and everywhere I look – things are super-green. What better way to celebrate the first day of May than supping on delicious local food for dinner?

Full Sun Farm Tomatoes at the Montford Farmers Market (too early for tomatoes now but lots of other goodies!)

Full Sun Farm Tomatoes at the Montford Farmers Market (too early for tomatoes now but lots of other goodies!)

Get you some. Today. Welcome the Montford Farmers Market back to town this Wednesday and every Wednesday until about Thanksgiving time. This wonderful market is held behind the Asheville Chamber of Commerce Building on Montford Avenue…just off I-240. It is a quick stop, and if you live in Montford …think about supporting this market EVERY Wednesday. Get the neighborhood spirit going and keeping it going all season. Support your neighborhood market…wherever you live.

Also opening today:

Spruce Pine Farmers Market – at Pollyanna’s Porch in downtown Spruce Pine – Wednesdays, 2-5 pm.

LOCAL FOOD TODAY! Wednesday Markets now open or opening today:

Asheville City Market – SOUTH: Wednesdays, 1-5 pm

French Broad Food Co-op Wednesday Tailgate Market: Wednesdays, 2-6 pm

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market: Wednesdays/Saturdays, 8 am-12 pm

Montford Farmers Market: Wednesdays, 2-6 pm

Spruce Pine Farmers Market: Wednesdays, 2-5 pm

Weaverville Tailgate Market: Wednesdays, 2:30-6:30 pm

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It is official. The markets have strawberries, and they ARE delicious (see the previous post!).

Lots of your favorite markets open this week…including Asheville City

Yes! Strawberries. Don't miss out.

South, Montford, Spruce Pine, Flat Rock, Big Ivy, Mills River, and Black Mountain Tailgate Market.

And the Weaverville Tailgate Market is celebrating spring with a visiting chef, Ed Cohan of Green Sage, Scribbles the clown, a potting table for kids, and Madison County’s wonderful Extension Agent, Elizabeth Ayers, will be at the market to answer your gardening questions.

Opens WEDNESDAY, May 2 ~
Asheville City Market South,
Biltmore Park Town Square, 2-6, moves outdoors this week

Montford Farmers Market, Asheville Chamber of Commerce Parking Lot, 36 Montford Avenue, 2-6

Spruce Pine Farmers Market,  Oak Avenue on the porch of Wildflower’s Health Food Store, 2-5

Opens THURSDAY, May 3 ~

Flat Rock Tailgate Market, behind Hand & Hand Gallery, Greenville Highway, Thursdays, 3-6

Opens SATURDAY, May 5 ~

Big Ivy Tailgate Market, old Fire Station parking lot, Barnardsville, Saturdays, 10-12, Opens May 5, 2012

Black Mountain Tailgate Market, behind the First Baptist Church at 130 Montreat Road in Black Mountain, Saturdays, 9-12, May 5

Mills River Tailgate Market, 5046 Boylston Highway, Saturdays, 8-12, May 5 to October

Get Your 'Mater Plants

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NEWSFLASH! Your favorite tailgate market is either open right now, it opens this week, or will open very soon. Hard-core tailgate market lovers have been attending various wintertime markets, BUT it is time to rescue those market baskets from the back of the closet. Make a note of the market times on your calendar or phone, and revel in this gorgeous spring. Get outside and welcome the farmers back with enthusiasm and start another season of good eating!

What’s open already?

Asheville City Market, Saturdays from 8-1, 161 S. Charlotte Street, Asheville, accepting EBT, Debit & Credit Cards

Madison County Farmers & Artisans Market, Saturdays from 9-1, on Highway 213, Mars Hill College campus, Mars Hill, accepting EBT, Debit & Credit Cards

French Broad Food Coop Wednesday Market, Wednesdays from 2-6:30, 76 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville

Dillingham Family Farm Winter Market, Saturdays from 10-1, Dillingham Road in Barnardsville


Opening Tuesday, April 10 (that’s tomorrow!):

West Asheville Tailgate Market, Tuesdays from 3:30-6:30, 718 Haywood Rd., West Asheville, Grace Baptist Church parking lot, one block east of Brevard Road, accepting EBT, Debit & Credit Cards.


Opening Wednesday, April 11:

Weaverville Tailgate Market, Wednesday from 2:30-6:30, upper parking lot above Lake Louise, Merrimon Avenue


Opening Saturday, April 14:

North Asheville Tailgate Market, Saturday from 8-Noon, parking lot at UNCA, Asheville

Haywood Historic Farmers Market, Wednesdays & Saturdays from 8-Noon, Waynesville, 250 Pigeon Street (276S), Hart Theatre parking lot

 Opening Sunday, April 15:

Marshall Island Farmers’ Market, Sundays from 12-4, on the island across the river from downtown Marshall, Sundays, 12-4

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  • I ran into Dewayne and Cathy Mackey last Sunday and YES! they are still making homemade ice cream for the Tailgate Markets. Dewayne said he would bring Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream to the Weaverville Tailgate Market this Wednesday (tomorrow). My daughter’s favorite Starbucks flavor is very similar, so I can only imagine how tasty Dewayne’s ice cream will be. Hopefully I will taste it in real life.
  • Other Weaverville Market (Wednesdays) notes: 

Zeke and Courtney Filiss of Long Valley Farm have a new baby girl, Abby Iris Filiss. Congratulations! Zeke also attends the West Asheville Tailgate Market on Tuesdays and possibly the Madison County Market in Mars Hill on Saturdays.

A few special finds this week…apples, candy roasters (make the best pumpkin pies), sweet potatoes, and goat pet milk.

  • North Asheville: My friends, Cathy and Andy Bennett of Doubletree Farmwill be returning to the North Asheville Tailgate

    Doubletree Farm Sorghum Molasses

    Market this Saturday, September 24th, with their super homegrown & homemade sorghum molasses. This is something you MUST seek out. Imagine your pancakes & waffles topped with sweet, syrup-y sorghum molasses. Try sorghum on your biscuits or cornbread for dessert…very simple and so good. Can’t beat that flavor addition in your baked beans either and it’s a must for making gingerbread cookies. If you miss them this Saturday, they will be back at the North Asheville Market on October 22 and possibly on some additional dates.

Cathy Bennett with Doubletree Farm Sorghum

  • The Black Mountain Tailgate Market has extended its logo contest deadline to Saturday, September 24th.

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  • Weaverville Tailgate Market is celebrating the Summer Solstice this Wednesday from 2:30 to 6:30.  Part of this celebration includes HOMEMADE ICE CREAM from Mackey Farms and they even have yummy toppings. Did I mention that its free? We all agree that ice cream is the perfect summer food (well…at least ice cream lovers would agree), so its no surprise that this event was wildly popular last year.

Where is it? The Weaverville Market is located in the upper parking lot above Lake Louise on Merrimon Avenue (Weaverville Highway).

  • Wednesday Coop Market welcomes new vendors this week. Carolina Wild Seafood will be at the Coop Market and at the Montford Market. On Biltmore Avenue in the Build-It-Naturally parking lot, downtown, 2 ~ 6:30.
  • This Wednesday is the Grand Opening for the Montford Farmers Market from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The market is located behind the Asheville Chamber of Commerce at 36 Montford Avenue. This should be a big fun!

Visit the Wednesday market closest to you!

Asheville City Market South, Biltmore Park Town Square, Wednesdays, 2-6

Haywood Historic Farmers Market, Waynesville, Hart Theatre parking lot, Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8-1

Spruce Pine Farmers’ Market, downtown Spruce Pine, Wednesdays, 2-5

Waynesville Tailgate Market, 171 Legion Drive, American Legion Parking Lot, Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8-12

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Who: Montford Farmers Market

When: Wednesdays starting June 22 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: 36 Montford Avenue, behind the Asheville Chamber of Commerce

The brand new Montford Farmer’s Market opens next Wednesday in (guess where?) Montford from 2 to 6. Located in the roomy parking lot behind the Asheville Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center at 36 Montford Avenue, this new market is just off Interstate-240 at the Montford exit. It was established by many of the vendors from the Wednesday Coop Market, and because the parking lot is bigger ~ expect new faces, new farmers and craftspeople in addition to many familiar farmers, bakers and vendors. It sounds like there will be a local brewer in attendance on a regular basis as well; this week that’s Asheville Brewing. The new market location will be super convenient for me, and I can’t wait to check it out. Try to come out on Wednesday, especially if you live in Montford…and welcome the market to your neighborhood. Congratulations and best wishes to the Montford Farmers Market!

The Wednesday Coop Market, a downtown favorite for many years, will remain a fixture in the Build-It-naturally parking lot just above the French Broad Food Coop. That market will also be adding new farmers and vendors, to replace those who are moving to Montford. I know that Jakes Farm will be one of the new faces at the Wednesday Coop Market and it’s exciting to see this market evolving too. Here is a vendor list as of Friday:  Freshly Baked Breads in Pat Battle’s Clay Oven, Carolina Wild Seafood, B&L Organics, Dave’s Raw Honey, Jake’s Farm, Lady Luck Flowers, Oak Moon Goat Cheese, Wildwood Herbal, Roots & Branches, Zuma Coffee, Mota Mushrooms, Mamacita’s, Carolina Bison, and Everyone Cooks. Cheers to my friend Joel who will be selling Zuma Gold Cookies. They’re killer ~ so definitely try one!

I hope you will attend both these markets or one of the other Wednesday markets like the Weaverville Tailgate Market, and support our hardworking farmers. Our local farmers and other vendors provide us with such fabulous local food choices; lets support them at these markets so we can continue to have the privilege of eating incredible local food.

Remember to look for fresh-dug potatoes!

For more information about the new Montford Farmers Market, contact Nicole Delcogliano at nicoleandgaelan@yahoo.com. Also be on the lookout for a Montford Farmers Market Facebook Page sometime soon. You can currently visit the Wednesday Coop Market on Facebook.

P.S. Remember the West Asheville Market is tomorrow(Tuesday).

P.S.S. At the Weaverville Market this Wednesday, Brenda Dillingham will have fresh chicken breasts and leg quarters, white broad breasted and bourbon red.

Great Salad Makings at the Market!

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