The new year is upon us and a whole year of delicious local food is ahead! Start the year off at Asheville-area indoor winter farmers markets.
What can you expect to find? Roots and storage crops such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, beets, carrots, kholrabi, winter squash, cabbage, apples, and turnips. Greenhouse and/or tunnel grown crops such as dark leafy greens, salad mixes, lettuces, and radishes. And, meats, eggs, breads, cheeses, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts, and more!
Asheville City Market is open for the winter at their indoor location, the Asheville Masonic Temple, in downtown Asheville. Many vendors from the North Asheville Tailgate Market can be found at the YMCA Indoor Winter Market, in the fellowship hall of Crosspoint Community Church. The YMCA has also begun a South market this year, also beginning this weekend in the YMCA at Mission Pardee Health Campus in Arden.
Visit ASAP’s website to see a full list of 2017 winter markets throughout the region.
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.