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Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Mother’s Day is this weekend, and you can get incredible, locally-made, last minute gifts from area farmers tailgate markets. In addition to produce, many farmers markets have crafts, body care and natural cleaning products, flowers, plant starts, and shelf-stable foods, which all make great gifts.


Jewelry made with stones, feathers, rocks, and metals are perfect gifts for Mother’s Day. Handmade pottery, including plant holders, cups, bowls, and plates. Household items such as decorative dish towels and cutting board. And locally grown yarn.

Looking to buy a good food gift? Honey makes a sweet present, as well as vinegar, grits, and cornmeal.

Flowers for Mother’s Day are a must, and you can get dried flowers as well as fresh flowers. Dried flowers are wonderful, as they last for so long and make wonderful decorative accents. Spring is also a great time for fresh flowers.

Looking for gifts for the mother in your life who focuses on the wellness of her home and herself? Look no further than the handmade body care and natural cleaning products you can precure at markets.

Getting a gift for a gardening mom? Plant starts are a good way to go, and now is a great time of year for them.

This Saturday, May 12, the North Asheville Tailgate Market at UNC Asheville will be at Salvage Station due to graduation at UNCA. Next week they’ll be back at their regular location.

Area farmers tailgate markets take place throughout the region. Check out the full list of spring market opening dates across the region. As always, you can find information about farms, tailgate markets, and farm stands, including locations and hours, by visiting ASAP’s online Local Food Guide.