Spring Arrives in Asheville with Tailgate Markets

Spring Arrives in Asheville with Tailgate Markets
One of the first signs of spring in Asheville (a.k.a. the Foodtopian Society) is the opening of local tailgate markets. As numerous as spring flowers, Asheville-area tailgate markets are the social center of the community in the warmer months.

Booths are packed with the fruits and veggies from local farms, freshly made cheese, home-baked bread, homemade pickles and jams, locally-raised meats, flowers and herbs. It’s a cornucopia of fresh, fabulous and wonderful things accented with the warmth of neighbors doing business with neighbors.

Join the fun and check out one of these flourishing tailgate markets in the Asheville-area:
Asheville City Market
Where: Located downtown in the parking lot of the Public Works Building at 161 S. Charlotte Street.
When: Sat., 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Open: April 17

Asheville City Market—South
Where: At Biltmore Town Square in South Asheville. In the grassy area across from P.F. Chang's restaurant.
When: Wed., 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Open: May 5

Big Ivy Tailgate Market
Where: In the parking lot of the old Barnardsville fire station, across from the post office, on Highway 197.
When: Sat., 9:00 a.m.– 12:00 noon
Open: May 1

Black Mountain Tailgate Market
Where: 130 Montreat Rd. in Black Mountain
When: Sat., 9:00 a.m.– 12:00 noon
Open: May 5

Greenlife Sunday Market
Where: Greenlife Grocery, 70 Merrimon Ave., just north of the 1-240 Connector.
When: Sun., 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Open: May 5

Mission Hospital Tailgate Market
Where: At the back entrance to the Mission Hospital Heart Center on the Memorial Campus. When: Thu., 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Open: May 13

North Asheville Tailgate Market
Where: UNC-Asheville Campus in Commuter Lot #C.
When: Sat., 8:00 a.m.– 12:00 noon
Open: April 17

Riceville Tailgate Market
Where: Adjacent to the parking area of the Riceville Community Center, next door to the Riceville Volunteer Fire Department.
When: Sat., 9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
Open: May 28

Victory Tailgate Market
Where: In the parking lot adjacent to ABCCM Veterans Restoration Quarters, on Tunnel Rd. past the Blue Ridge Parkway Entrance.
When: Wed., 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Open: June 2

Weaverville Tailgate Market
Where: On the hill overlooking Lake Louise, behind the yellow Community Center, on Weaverville Hwy.
When: Wed., 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Open: April 14

Wednesday Co-op Market
Where: 76 Biltmore Ave., in the parking lot next to the French Broad Food Co-op, across the street from Laurey's Catering.
When: Wed., 2:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Open: May 5

West Asheville Tailgate Market
Where: 718 Haywood Rd., in the parking area between the Grace Baptist Church and Sun Trust Bank.
When: Tue., 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Open: April 20
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