Mission Statement

 

As Western North Carolina’s oldest producer-only farmers’ market, our mission is to support and strengthen the commonwealth of our local foods movement and continue expansion to meet this increasing demand. The North Asheville Tailgate Market is a vibrant Saturday morning gathering place that creates a fun, safe and enriching environment for youth, adults and folks from all walks of life. We began in 1980 to offer local farmers an outlet for selling their farm fresh goods. What began as a handful of farmers, now represents over 40 of the best farmers, bakers, growers, chefs and artists. Today over 60% of these vendors earn their primary income from self-produced products. Cooking demos, dietitian talks, live music and our Growing Minds at Market are just a few of the ways we engage our community in education, health and culture.