History of The North Asheville Tailgate market

The North Asheville Tailgate Market, a Saturday morning institution for those who love fresh produce, plants, natural meats, eggs, fruits and much more, has been operating in North Asheville for over 31 years.  The area's oldest producer-only farmers' market continues to expand to meet the increasing demand for local, fresh goods.  Having outgrown it's previous locations, UNC Asheville is now graciously hosting the market each Saturday morning in their northeast parking lot off Edgewood Road.  Today over 60% of the vendors earn their primary income from farming. 

In the core season you will find on average around 40 vendors selling locally produced goods. Seasonally you will find baked goods, artesian breads and cheeses, beef, chicken, lamb, pork, seafood, eggs, both cow and goat cheese, dried flowers, fresh flowers, apples, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, watermelons, cantaloupes, pears, fresh herbs , artichoke, arugula, asparagus, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, burdock, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, chiles, asian greens, collards, cucumber, daikon, dry beans, edamame soybeans, eggplant, fava beans, garlic, green beans, green onions, hot peppers, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, mustard greens, nettles, okra, onions, parsnips, peas, pole beans, potatoes, pumpkins, radish, ramps, rhubarb, rutabagas, salad greens, salad mix, shallots, shell beans, spinach, summer squash, sun chokes, sweet corn, sweet peppers, sweet potato, swiss chard, tomatillos, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, winter squash.