In photos: YMCA Indoor Winter Tailgate Market

Owners of the Flying Fish CSA at The YMCA Tailgate Market. The table was nearly cleared out in the first 30 minutes of the market. Photo by Carrie Eidson Carrie Eidson (Staff)

The parking lot at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church on Merrimon was full within the first 20 minutes of the YMCA Indoor Winter Tailgate Market, held every Saturday in the church’s lower level.

“You have to get here right at 10 [a.m.],” noted one of the owners of Flying Fish CSA, less than 30 minutes after the market had opened. “This table was piled high, but we get cleared out fast.”

The YMCA Indoor Tailgate Market is held in two rooms in the lower level of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church on the corner of Merrimon Avenue and Gracelyn Road. Photo by Carrie Eidson
The YMCA Indoor Tailgate Market is held in two rooms in the lower level of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church on the corner of Merrimon Avenue and Gracelyn Road. Photo by Carrie Eidson

Vendors at the YMCA market offer locally grown produce, baked goods, honey, herbal balms and ointments, soaps, lotions, vegetarian “meats,” jewelry and more.

The market launched the first Saturday in January and will continue every week from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until March 28, when it moves outside.

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Michael Akers, owner of Home Free Bagels, offers GMO-free baked goods at the YMCA Indoor Tailgate Market. Photo by Carrie Eidson

For more information, view the market’s ASAP listing or contact the YMCA of WNC at 505-3990.

 

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Multimedia journalist and Green Scene editor at Mountain Xpress. Part-time Twitterer @mxenv but also reachable at ceidson@mountainx.com. Follow me @carrieeidson

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