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Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Asheville City Market - Winter

Winter has arrived (recent weather notwithstanding) and many year-round farmers tailgate markets have moved indoors. Though fewer in number, these markets still offer the best of local, seasonal produce. Throughout the colder season you will find plenty of storage crops, like sweet potatoes, potatoes, apples, cabbage, turnips, winter squash, beets, and carrots. Many farms make use of greenhouses or high tunnels to continue producing salad mixes, lettuces, and dark, leafy greens straight through to springtime. Meats, eggs, cheeses, bread, and artisan foods and products will also be available. 

In Buncombe County, the following markets will continue through winter:

  • Asheville City Market: Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon, inside the Asheville Masonic Temple (80 Broadway St.). The downtown market features more than 30 farm and artisan vendors every Saturday before moving back outside in April.
  • River Arts District Winter Farmers Market: Wednesdays 3 to 5:30 p.m., indoors at Plēb Urban Winery (289 Lyman St.). The midweek market features more than 20 farm and artisan vendors every Wednesday until May. 

Need more options? Consider a winter road trip to visit a new market in the region.

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Area farmers tailgate markets take place throughout 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 at appalachiangrown.org.

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