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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • It’s one of our favorite times of the year, when so many fruits and vegetables are at their peak time for harvest. Come out for food tastings and cooking demos to learn more about some of your favorite foods and maybe discover something new too!
  • Every year
  • Ah… the NC apple is cause for celebration on its own! Pears too are worthy of their own jubilee. Join us for dietitian talks and sample amazing varieties of these fruits and more! Also, you’ll want to follow the irresistible smell of peppers roasting at Mountain Harvest Organics.

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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