Scenes from the West Asheville Tailgate Market

The West Asheville Tailgate Market is just starting to pick up steam. Though full harvest is still a little ways off, there are some spring goods available like radishes and greens, as well as young plant starts. The market is also full of value-added products like baked goods from Sweet Monkey Bakery, Take the Cake and more. King of Pops popsicles in flavors like lemongrass-coconut and orange-basil are there too, as well as fresh-off-the-grill Hardcastle Handmade Hot Dogs. Hardcastle is currently culling produce from the vendors surrounding him at the WATM to top his dogs. The featured market dog for Tuesday, April 19th included Hickory Nut Gap proscuitto, local watercress and radishes, Three Graces Chevre and homemade ketchup.

The WATM takes place every Tuesday from 3:30 until 6:30 p.m. and is located at 718 Haywood Road.

Here are some scenes from yesterday’s market, set to music by Clarence Gallagher from the Busk Break archives.

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The West Asheville Tailgate Market is holding a logo design contest. It must be no more than two colors and easily screen printed. It must represent the character of the farmers market and the West Asheville neighborhood. Winning entries will win $50 in WATM bucks to spend with any vendor at the market. Submissions are due Tuesday, May 3. Send your file to nat.j.pollard@gmail.com.

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