The North Asheville Tailgate Market

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 year
  • Bring Dad out for a breakfast crepe and enjoy the cool morning air during our Summer Solstice Celebration! Listen to live music while you stroll through our market to explore some unique gift giving options for him. Our GM@M will be in full swing to add fun and education for the whole family too!
  • Every year
  • A favorite time for hearty foods enthusiasts who come to gather the finest in root vegetables, greens and winter squash. We’ll have cooking demos and samplings to celebrate this fall harvest season and inspire you to use these special foods in your culinary creations.
  • 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.

Vendor Spotlight

Gaining Ground Farm
  • Gaining Ground Farm

  • Our farm is located in Leicester, NC on 70 acres of family farm land. The farm is home to a herd of Red Devon cattle, a Jersey milk cow, a flock of chickens, and several acres of v... [read more]

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