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Wreath from Fisher Branch Farm

With the first of December (and the first snow!), most Buncombe County farmers tailgate markets have switched to holiday market mode, which means you’ll find more artisan and craft vendors and slightly fewer produce vendors. While you can still grab what you need to make nourishing meals this week (including greens, potatoes, winter squash, meat, cheese, bread, and more), you can also check a few items off your holiday shopping list. 

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wreaths from Green Toe Ground

This week offers several prime opportunities to shop local farmers tailgate markets for holiday gifts, party preparations—or just your weekly grocery needs. East Asheville Tailgate Market’s holiday market and fundraiser is today, from 3 to 6 pm, plus there are still several Saturday morning (Asheville City Market and The Holiday Bazaar) and midweek (West Asheville Tailgate Holiday Market, River Arts District Winter Market, Weaverville Tailgate Winter Market) markets open for convenient shopping.

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The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation invites the public to their annual Merry Christmas Greens Market. Inspired by the conservation efforts and craftsmanship of local residents, the Market will once again showcase handmade wreaths, garlands, centerpieces, hand-crafted wooden bowls and toys, baskets, pottery, baked goods and other unique gifts for the holiday season.  Influenced by the French Broad River Garden Club Foundation’s mission of environmental and horticultural education and practices, the Greens Market fulfills our mission by promoting conservation and sustainable use of our natural resources in Western North Carolina. Home-Baked Goods and other delicious treats!

December 1st and 8th – 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Clem’s Cabin

1000 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803

 Cash, Check, Credit Card. All proceeds from the Greens Market will go towards horticultural and environmental scholarships for students attending local institutions of higher education.

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Our local farmers, producers, and crafters prepare creative and beautiful gifts for the holiday season at area farmers tailgate markets. Each week this December, we’ll bring you highlights of what you can find at holiday markets. But, we won’t be able to include anywhere near all of it, so you’ll have to visit the markets yourself to discover everything they have to offer. And, don’t worry — there’s also still plenty of local food available for your regular weekly grocery shopping. Read the rest of this entry »

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