Tailgate market season is here: Where to get the goods

OPEN SEASON: Tailgate market season is getting into full swing in Western North Carolina, with new markets opening and others celebrating milestones. Photo courtesy of ASAP

(Go to the bottom of this article for a listing of local tailgate markets)

Winter has finally loosened its grip on Western North Carolina, and that means tailgate market season is underway. While there is still some time before the full abundance of the growing season hits the markets, many farmers are already selling their locally grown produce at locations around the region.

The 2018 season marks the 10th anniversary for the Asheville City Market — which takes place 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays — as well as the launch of a brand-new tailgate market at Sierra Nevada Brewery Co. 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays. In addition, the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project will host its 10th annual Farm Tour Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24. The tour offers a fun and educational opportunity to experience how food is grown in the mountains, sample farm-fresh products and meet many of the farmers who vend at local tailgate markets.

Before heading out to experience the bounty of a mountain tailgate market for the first time, make sure to bring your own bags, grab a sunhat or slather on some sunscreen and know what form of payment is acceptable at the market you are going to. (For a comprehensive list, go to the bottom of this article.)

For more information about local tailgate markets, farmers and the 2018 Farm Tour, visit asapconnections.org. Look for ASAP’s weekly tailgate market report at fromhere.org.

Photo courtesy of ASAP
Photo courtesy of ASAP
Photo courtesy of ASAP
Photo courtesy of ASAP

 

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By Day

Every day

Tuesdays

  • West Asheville Tailgate Market
    701 Haywood Road
    westashevilletailgatemarket.com
    Tuesdays, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
    Credit/debit, EBT/SNAP
  • Henderson County Curb Market
    221 N. Church St. and Second Avenue, Hendersonville
    curbmarket.com/wordpress/#.VxbFJseX-zg
    Open year-round, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co Tailgate Market
    100 Sierra Nevada Way, Hendersonville
    sierranevada.com/tailgate-market
    Tuesdays, 4-7 p.m.
    Credit/debit
  • ‘Whee Market
    The Village of Forest Hills, Cullowhee
    Tuesdays, 4-7 p.m.

Wednesdays

  • Asheville City Market – South
    Town Square Boulevard., Biltmore Park Town Square
    goo.gl/lv4y7V
    Wednesdays, noon-4 p.m.
    Credit/debit, EBT/SNAP
  • River Arts District Farmers Market
    175 Clingman Ave.
    radfarmersmarket.wix.com/rad-farmers-market
    Opens May 2, Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.
    Credit/debit, EBT/SNAP
  • Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market
    250 Pigeon St., Waynesville
    waynesvillefarmersmarket.com
    Opens April 15, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
    Credit/debit, EBT/SNAP
  • Original Waynesville Tailgate Market
    171 Legion Drive, Waynesville 
    waynesvilletailgatemarket.com
    Opens May 16, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon
    EBT/SNAP
  • Weaverville Tailgate Market
    60 Lakeshore Drive, Weaverville
    weavervilletailgate.org
    Wednesdays, 2:30-6:30 p.m.
    Credit/debit

Thursdays

Fridays

Saturdays

Sundays

  • Sundays on the Island
    Blanahasset Island, Marshall
    Sundays, noon-4 p.m.

Accepts EBT

  • Asheville City Market
    North Market Street between Woodfin and Walnut streets
    goo.gl/HSvW4V
    Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon
    Credit/debit, EBT/SNAP
  • Asheville City Market – South
    Town Square Boulevard, Biltmore Park Town Square
    goo.gl/lv4y7V
    Wednesdays, noon-4 p.m.
    Credit/debit, EBT/SNAP
  • East Asheville Tailgate Market
    954 Tunnel Road
    eastashevilletailgatemarket.com
    Opens May 1, Fridays, 3-6 p.m.
    Credit/debit/EBT
  • Fairview Farmers Market
    1355 Charlotte Highway, Fairview
    fairviewfarmersmarket.org
    Opens May 6, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon
    Credit/debit, EBT/SNAP
  • French Broad Food Co-op Wednesday Tailgate Market
    76 Biltmore Ave.
    goo.gl/63UMsq
    Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m.
    Credit/debit, EBT/SNAP
  • Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market
    250 Pigeon St., Waynesville
    waynesvillefarmersmarket.com
    Opens April 15, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon
    Credit/debit, EBT/SNAP
  • Madison County Farmers & Artisans Market
    Mars Hill University, Highway 213, Mars Hill
    marshillmarket.org
    Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Credit/debit/EBT/SNAP
  • Mills River Farmers Market
    94 Schoolhouse Road, Mills River
    facebook.com/Mills-River-Farmers-Market-111947272161081/
    Opens May 6, Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon
    EBT/SNAP
  • North Asheville Tailgate Market
    UNC Asheville, University Heights Boulevard, parking lot P28
    northashevilletailgatemarket.com
    Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon
    Credit/Debit, EBT/SNAP
  • Original Waynesville Tailgate Market
    171 Legion Drive, Waynesville
    waynesvilletailgatemarket.com
    Opens May 16, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon
    EBT/SNAP
  • River Arts District Farmers Market
    175 Clingman Ave.
    radfarmersmarket.wix.com/rad-farmers-market
    Opens May 2, Wednesdays 2-6 p.m.
    Credit/debit, EBT/SNAP
  • Saluda Tailgate Market
    West Main Street, Saluda
    saludatailgate.com
    Opens May 4, Fridays, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
    Credit/debit, EBT/SNAP
  • West Asheville Tailgate Market
    701 Haywood Road
    westashevilletailgatemarket.com
    Tuesdays, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
    Credit/Debit, EBT/SNAP

Accepts Credit/Debit

  • Asheville City Market
    North Market Street between Woodfin and Walnut streets
    goo.gl/HSvW4V
    Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon
    Credit/debit, EBT/SNAP
  • Asheville City Market – South
    Town Square Boulevard, Biltmore Park Town Square
    goo.gl/lv4y7V
    Wednesdays, noon-4 p.m.
    Credit/debit, EBT/SNAP
  • East Asheville Tailgate Market
    954 Tunnel Road
    eastashevilletailgatemarket.com
    Opens May 1, Fridays 3-6 p.m.
    Credit/Debit/EBT/SNAP
  • Fairview Farmers Market
    1355 Charlotte Highway, Fairview
    fairviewfarmersmarket.org
    Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon
    Credit/debit, EBT/SNAP
  • French Broad Food Co-op Wednesday Tailgate Market
    76 Biltmore Ave.
    goo.gl/63UMsq
    Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m.
    Credit/debit, EBT/SNAP
  • Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market
    250 Pigeon St., Waynesville
    waynesvillefarmersmarket.com
    Opens April 15, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon
    Credit/debit, EBT/SNAP
  • Madison County Farmers & Artisans Market
    Mars Hill University, Highway 213, Mars Hill
    marshillmarket.org
    Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Credit/Debit/EBT/SNAP
  • North Asheville Tailgate Market
    UNC Asheville, University Heights Blvd., parking lot P28
    northashevilletailgatemarket.com
    Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon
    Credit/debit, EBT/SNAP
  • Oakley Farmers Market
    115 Fairview Road
    oakleyfarmersmarket.wordpress.com
    Opens May 3, Thursdays, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
    Credit/debit
  • River Arts District Farmers Market
    175 Clingman Ave.
    radfarmersmarket.wix.com/rad-farmers-market
    Opens May 2, Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m.
    Credit/debit, EBT/SNAP
  • Saluda Tailgate Market
    West Main Street, Saluda
    saludatailgate.com
    Opens May 4, Fridays, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
    Credit/Debit, EBT/SNAP
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co Tailgate Market
    100 Sierra Nevada Way, Hendersonville
    sierranevada.com/tailgate-market
    Tuesdays, 4-7 p.m.
    Credit/debit
  • Transylvania Farmers Market
    190 E. Main St., Brevard
    transylvaniafarmersmarket.com
    Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon
    Credit/debit
  • Weaverville Tailgate Market
    60 Lakeshore Drive, Weaverville
    weavervilletailgate.org
    Wednesdays, 2:30-6:30 p.m.
    Credit/debit
  • West Asheville Tailgate Market
    701 Haywood Road
    westashevilletailgatemarket.com
    Tuesdays, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
    Credit/Debit, EBT/SNAP

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