Our 2015 Season is Open from April 11 – Nov 21

Welcome to Western NC’s most premier farmers market! Since 1980, we have been providing Asheville and the surrounding area with a full range of local, sustainably produced produce, meats, eggs, cheeses, breads, plants, prepared foods and crafts. Day vendors complement the members’ offerings with additional products and services. The North Asheville Tailgate Market is a weekly, Saturday morning gathering of the best farmers, craftsmen, and bakers. With over 40 vendors and more than 40,000 annual customers, the market’s energetic and warm environment exemplifies the celebrated diversity of our community.

Market values

  • Local

  • Our items are always locally sourced when possible. By purchasing local goods, you are recycling money back into our local economy, helping to strengthen our community.

  • Quality

  • Our vendors have a direct hand in producing all the goods they sell. Through their passions and integrity, they yield foods and crafts of the highest quality.

  • Community

  • Healthy bodies and minds establish a strong community. Chef demos, dietitian talks, and our Growing Minds at Market are just a few ways we contribute to creating a healthier community.

  • Organic

  • Most of our growers use organic practices and the Market strives to give you organic choices for all products. Choosing organic is better for you and the environment.

Events list

  • Every week
  • Put your dancing shoes on, grab a partner and come on out to hear some great tunes from Asheville's finest local musicians. Each week we’ll have a different selection… and some of our favorites come back throughout the season for an amazing repeat performance.
  • Every week
  • This program is designed to teach kids and their families about where our foods come from and how to prepare some of our tasty market produce. The GM@M begins May 3, and runs each week through the end of August. It’s located at the top of the hill in the mulch area (next to Mike and Olga Tucker's bo... [read more]
  • Every year
  • How perfect the timing is of Mother’s Day to occur during the season of spring! If your mother has a green thumb, our vendors will have numerous varieties of spectacular plants to add to her garden. We’ll also have the most gorgeous varieties of flower bouquets that would make a perfect gift for any... [read more]

Vendor Spotlight

  • Myco-Gardens

  • Myco-Gardens resides in Alexander, NC. We grow a variety of mushrooms, seasonally. Cultivation takes place inside a mushroom house. We distribute our mushrooms to local restaurants... [read more]

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