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Tailgate Market Opening Dates

The trees are about to turn green again, and soon you’ll be able to find greens at your local tailgate markets, too! Area farmers will soon be setting up outdoors for the new growing season.

Find a list of spring tailgate opening days below. Markets listed are all members of the Mountain Tailgate Market Association (MTMA), a collaborative group of farmer- and vendor-only area markets. For a complete list of the 90+ tailgates in the region, including their season start dates, visit our online Local Food Guide at The 2014 print guide hits stands in April.

MTMA Opening Dates

Asheville City Market: April 5, Saturdays 8:00am-1:00pm

Asheville City Market South: April 2, Wednesdays 1:00-5:00pm

Bakersville Farmers Market: May 31, Saturdays 8:00am-12:00pm

Black Mountain Tailgate Market: May 3, Saturdays 9:00am-12:00pm

East Asheville Tailgate Market: May 9, Fridays 3:00-6:00pm

Flat Rock Farmers Market: April 17, Thursdays 3:00-6:00pm

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

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market: April 26. Wendesdays and Saturdays 8:00am-12:00pm

Henderson County Tailgate Market: March 15, Saturdays 7:00am-12:00pm

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

Jackson County Farmers Market: April 5, Saturdays 9:00am-12:00pm

Leicester Farmers Market: March 29th, Saturdays 9:00am-2:00pm

Madison County Farmers & Artisans Market: April 5, Saturdays 9:00am-1:00pm

Mills River Farmers Market: May 3, Saturdays 8:00am-12:00pm

Montford Farmers Market: April 23, Wednesdays 2:00-6:00pm

North Asheville Tailgate Market: April 5, Saturdays 8:00am-12:00pm

Oakley Farmers Market: May 8, Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm

Spruce Pine Farmers Market: May 7, Wednesdays 2:00-5:00pm

Transylvania Farmers Market: April 19, Saturdays 8:00am-12:00pm

Original Waynesville Tailgate Market: May 14, Wednesdays and Saturdays 8:00am-12:00pm

Weaverville Tailgate Market: April 9, Wednesdays 2:30-6:30pm

West Asheville Tailgate Market: April 8, Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm

Yancey County Farmers Market: April 19, Saturdays 8:30am-12:30pm

Tell us: Which market(s) do you frequent for your local food fix?

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