Press release from the Henderson County Tailgate Market:
The Henderson County Tailgate Market celebrates its 40th anniversary season on Saturday, July 20, from 8 a.m. until 12 noon.
Like they did in 1979, farmers and vendors will set up either from the back of their vehicle tailgates or under canopies to offer fresh Henderson County produce, plants, baked goods, handmade Appalachian crafts and more.
Tomato farmer and vendor Gary Steiner perhaps sums it up best, “I’m thankful for the time and energy given from so many different people to allow this market to be successful for 40 years.”
The celebration is sponsored by Triskelion Brewing Company, with entertainment provided by The Gathering Dark. The Hendersonville Shrine Club will be on hand in the nonprofit booth. Other offerings during the festivities will be food demonstrations, samplings, the kid’s zone and other surprises.
The market now offers SNAP/EBT recipients a chance to use their benefits to purchase Henderson County goods, with support from “Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas,” an initiative of the Duke Endowment. Debit and credit cards are also accepted.
The Henderson County Tailgate Market features fresh county grown produce. It is one of the oldest and most successful open air markets in Western North Carolina.
The season is open to the public through Saturday, Oct. 26, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, at 100 North King Street in the parking lot of the county office building. Visit online at www.hendersoncountytailgatemarket.com.