Holiday Farmers Tailgate Markets in AshevilleArea holiday tailgate markets have everything you need to eat local and give local this season, and there’s no shortage of them this year. These markets offer the chance to get in the holiday spirit while interacting directly with local farmers and artisans.
Just what can you expect to find? Look for late-season produce, meats and cheeses, wreaths and Christmas trees, baked goods, and locally made gifts—from handmade crafts to clothing and even recycled bicycles.
Asheville City Market
Dates: Saturdays November 27 and December 4, 11, and 18 (closed November 20 for parade)
Time/Venue: 10 am-2 pm; 161 S Charlotte
Sample Offerings: Christmas trees and wreaths, holiday baked goods, and late-season vegetables. Live music November 27 with Red Hot Sugar Babies, December’s music TBA; Recycle-a-Bike Event to benefit Asheville Bike Recyclery Saturdays in December.
Black Mountain Tailgate Market
Date: Saturday November 20?
Time/Venue: 10 am-1 pm; 130 Montreat Rd?
Sample Offerings: Pasture-raised meats, produce, breads, chocolates, pies, pottery, candles, calendars, jewelry, fiber arts, woodworking, lotions, and greeting cards.
North Asheville Tailgate Market / 9th Annual Holiday Bazaar
Dates: Saturdays December 4, 11, and 18?
Time/Venue: 11 am-4 pm; UNCA campus?
Sample Offerings: Produce, crafts, gifts, meats, cheese, baked goods, chocolate, cider, coffee, and more.
West Asheville Tailgate Market
Date: Tuesday December 7
Time/Venue: 2:30-5:30 pm; 718 Haywood
Sample Offerings: Produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, and artisan craft items. ??
November 16, 2010