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Historic Marion Tailgate Market

In this month’s installment of our “Road Trip” series, we head east to the Historic Marion Tailgate Market—McDowell County’s only farmers market. As the winter season approaches, the The Historic Marion Tailgate Market moves inside the Marion Depot, 58 Depot Street, taking place every Tuesday afternoon though December 11, from 3:00 pm–5:30 pm. 

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Carrots, Beets, Radishes

It’s fall, and that means your favorite tailgate market will likely be closing for the winter season soon. Below is a list of closing dates for all markets, and dates and locations for holiday markets. Not all locations will have winter or holiday markets. Some dates and locations have yet to be determined, so contact specific markets (listing on appalachiangrown.org) for more information. Don’t miss the last markets of the season! Read the rest of this entry »

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Pottery at Market

The saying goes, “Happiness is handmade.” That’s precisely the point of area holiday farmers tailgate markets happening now: to provide homegrown, homemade happiness for all this season.

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Local Broccoli

Cuckoo for crucifers? You’re cordially invited to a cabbage family reunion at area farmers tailgate markets this week! Most members—including broccoli, arugula, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, kohlrabi, daikon and other radishes, and bok choy—are at the party now; expect Brussels sprouts soon.

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Local Beets

Catch the beet at area farmers tailgate markets this week! The root veggie has arrived with the summer and will stick around into fall and early winter.

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Wildwood Herbal Kale

Get your greens at area farmers tailgate markets now! Tailgates from Asheville City Market (ACM) to Jackson County Farmers Market, Madison County Farmers & Artisans Market to Weaverville Tailgate Market, and French Broad Food Co-op Wednesday Tailgate Market (FBFC) to West Asheville Tailgate Market and North Asheville Tailgate Market have opened outdoors for the season with all kinds of leafy greens. We’re talking arugula, chard, herbs (like cilantro and oregano), kale, lettuces, mustard greens, pak choi, and spinach.

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Beulah Farm

The weather is warming, and spring is officially just around the corner! Even though that means winter markets are winding down, there’s still plenty of excitement left for the next two-three weeks before they head outdoors, including more produce and plant starts.

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Love is in the air at winter tailgate markets! In fact, a new Valentine’s market has sprung up just for the February fete. We’re talking about the Historic Marion Tailgate’s Valentine Craft Market on Saturday, February 9, and Tuesday, February 12. Expect handcrafted gift items like jewelry and soap along with sweet and savory baked goods for your sweetie (say that five times fast!).

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Shopping for Thanksgiving this week and weekend? The following Asheville-area farmers markets are open and ready to serve you so that you can serve up a fresh local feast. Expect meats, cheeses and produce like apples, greens, roots and winter squash, along with baked goods and gifts galore!

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Fall’s peak color show is near: red, yellow, orange, and…green. That’s right, area farmers tailgate markets are keeping—and will keep—green around even as the leaves turn!

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