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Tailgate Market Opening Dates

What a long, cold winter it’s been! Our local farmers have not been hibernating, though. They have been busy preparing their soil, lovingly deciding what to plant and grow, and looking forward to seeing all of their loyal customers and friends at the 2015 spring tailgate market openings! Local food supporters throughout the region are getting excited for the fresh bounty of spring and the bursting abundance of summer; both of which are right around the corner. So, come on out and support your local farmers!

Find a list of spring tailgate opening days for the central mountains below. For a complete list of the 90+ tailgates in the region, including their season start dates, visit our online Local Food Guide. The 2015 print guide hits the stands in April.

Opening Dates in the central mountains:

Asheville City Market: April 4, Saturdays 8:00 am-1:00 pm

Asheville City Market South: April 1, Wednesdays 12:00-4:00 pm

Bakersville Farmers Market: April 4, Saturdays 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Black Mountain Tailgate Market: May 2, Saturdays 9:00 am-12:00 pm

East Asheville Tailgate Market: May 1, Fridays 3:00-6:00 pm

Flat Rock Farmers Market: May 7, Thursdays 3:00-6:00 pm

French Broad Food Co-op Wednesday Tailgate Market: April 15, Wednesdays, 2:00-6:00 pm

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market: April 25. Wednesdays and Saturdays 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Henderson County Tailgate Market: March 14, Saturdays 7:00 am-12:00 pm

Historic Marion Tailgate Market: May 5, Tuesdays 3:00-6:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Jackson County Farmers Market: April 4, Saturdays 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Leicester Farmers Market: April 4, Saturdays 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Madison County Farmers & Artisans Market: April 4, Saturdays 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Mills River Farmers Market: May 2, Saturdays 8:00 am-12:00 pm

North Asheville Tailgate Market: April 11, Saturdays 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Oakley Farmers Market: May 7, Thursdays 3:30-6:30 pm

River Arts District Farmers Market: May 6, Wednesdays 2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Spruce Pine Farmers Market: May 6, Wednesdays 2:00-5:00 pm

Transylvania Farmers Market: April 18, Saturdays 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Original Waynesville Tailgate Market: May 13, Wednesdays and Saturdays 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Weaverville Tailgate Market: April 8, Wednesdays 2:30-6:30 pm

West Asheville Tailgate Market: April 7, Tuesdays 3:30-6:30 pm

Yancey County Farmers Market: April 18, Saturdays 8:30 am-12:30 pm

Tell us: What local produce are you most looking forward to this spring?

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