Buncombe County Farmers Markets

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture ProjectSuccessive excursions to Asheville and Oxford, respectively, have kept me away from Farmer South the past couple weeks and from updating farm goings-on below the Mason-Dixon line. On the other hand, I’ve been lucky enough to witness some lovely countryside and hip, thriving Southern city-scapes. And in advance of another trip this weekend, this time to Chapel Hill and its environs, I’d like to share some local food gleanings from my recent foray into the mountains of western North Carolina.

We all need handy guides to local farmers markets, especially to Buncombe County’s wondrous array,  and I owe Asheville’s Mountain Xpress and, principally, the Appalachian Sustainable Agricultural Project for this one. Markets are listed by opening dates, many of which are happening soon:


Weaverville Tailgate Market
On hill overlooking Lake Louise
Wednesdays, 2 to 6:30 pm.
Open April 14
Asheville City Market–South
Biltmore Town Square Blvd.
Wednesdays, 2 to 6 p.m.
Open May 5
Asheville City Market
161 S. Charlotte St.
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Open April 17
Wednesday Co-op Market
76 Biltmore Ave.
Wednesdays, 2 to 6:30 p.m.
Open May 5
North Asheville Tailgate Market
UNCA Campus, Commuter Lot C
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon
Open April 17
Black Mountain Tailgate Market
130 Montreat Rd.
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon
Open May 8
West Asheville Tailgate Market
718 Haywood Rd.
Tuesdays, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Open April 20
Mission Hospital Tailgate Market
Mission Hospital Heart Center
Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Open May 13
Big Ivy Tailgate Market
Old Barnardsville Fire Station
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon
Open May 1
Riceville Tailgate Market
Next to Riceville Volunteer Fire Dept.
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon
Open May 15
Greenlife Sunday Market
70 Merrimon Ave.
Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Open May 2
Victory Tailgate Market
Adjacent to ABCCM, Tunnel Rd.
Wednesdays, 3 to 6:30 p.m.
Open June 2



Happy eating!

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