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The final holiday markets of the season are this week and weekend. Snag a tree if you still need one, along with wreaths and other decorative greenery; find perfect gifts for party hosts, friends, and family—or a little something for you; and get the freshest local food for your feast (meats, cheeses, veggies, you name it).

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Need a cure for the winter blues—whether you’ve got a cold or the flu or just wish the sun would come out a bit more? Holiday farmers tailgate markets have got you covered!

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Our weekly tailgate reports serve to provide a simple answer to the question “What’s fresh at farmers markets this week?” But when it comes to area holiday markets, the answer is delightfully complicated: you never know! You truly have to see for yourself.

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Yes, holiday farmers tailgate markets are wrapping (pun intended!) up. But that doesn’t mean there will be months of missing markets until spring rolls around; winter tailgates are just around the corner!

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We’ve been talking a lot about shopping at area holiday farmers tailgate markets for perfect presents. But they are farmers markets after all, and farmers are still setting up shop each week. So, be sure to bring your gift and grocery lists!

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Our fall communications intern, Alex Alesi, closed out his internship by making a list—and checking it twice—of the fabulous finds to be found at the Holiday Bazaar at the site of North Asheville Tailgate Market! In doing so, he got a little nostalgic about his tailgate time with ASAP. Keep reading for his report, reminiscings, and future local food plans.

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The holiday season has officially begun, and area farmers tailgate markets have caught the spirit! Many markets’ monikers even reflect the time of year; for example, North Asheville Tailgate Market becomes the Holiday Bazaar! What exactly can you expect from the tailgates turned one-stop holiday shops?

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You could say this week has a split personality: the rush of days leading up to Thanksgiving and the (minus Black Friday) more relaxing days just after. Fortunately, area farmers markets are happy to cater to both sides!

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