Farmers Markets and Farms
A flurry of Asheville farmers markets are open all year round, so tuck a basket under your arm and scoop up a bounty of delectable, local goodies.
Asheville City Market (1)
52 N Market St
Saturdays, 8 am to 12 pm, Apr. – Oct.; 9 am to 12 pm, Nov. – Dec.
Asheville City Market has moved to a new location: North Market Street between Woodfin Street and Walnut Street! The freshest, best-tasting food in the area now takes over one block of downtown Asheville every Saturday morning, April through December.
Asheville City Market – South (2)
Biltmore Park Town Square, 3 Town Square Boulevard
Wednesdays, 12 pm to 4 pm, Apr. – Oct.
South Asheville’s producer-only market featuring local food from local farmers including farm-fresh produce, grass fed beef, pastured pork, free range chicken, and more. Located at Town Square Blvd. in the center of Biltmore Park Town Square, I-26 Long Shoals Rd. exit in South Asheville.
Asheville City Market – Winter (3)
80 Broadway St
Saturdays, 9 am to 12 pm, Jan. 5, 2019 to Mar. 30, 2019
Asheville City Market heads indoors for the winter inside the Asheville Masonic Temple. Free parking available across the street at Home Trust bank and the county lot across from the Y.
Black Mountain Tailgate Market (4)
130 Montreat Rd, Black Mountain
Saturdays, 9 am to 12 pm, May – Nov.
The Black Mountain Tailgate Market is a seasonal Saturday morning community event, open May through October from 9 am to 12 pm. They are a producer-only market; all of the products represented are grown or handmade by the vendors who sell them.
East Asheville Tailgate Market (5)
954 Tunnel Rd
Fridays, 3 pm to 6 pm, May – Sept.
The East Asheville Tailgate Market takes place in the upper parking lot at Groce Methodist Church. Running during the summer months May, June, July, August, and September, you can find them every Friday from 3 pm to 6 pm. Stop by and hear local music and get your grocery shopping done for the weekend, buy a gift for a friend, or just come say hello.
Fresh Quarter (6)
1 Page Ave #112G
Mon-Sat, 10 am to 6 pm; Sun, 12 pm to 5 pm
Fresh Quarter Produce is a downtown neighborhood produce stand offering fresh local fruit and vegetables. Featuring a seasonally rotating inventory, Fresh Quarter offers a wide selection of produce as well as local products. Fresh Quarter also offers a CSA.
Hickory Nut Gap Farm (7)
57 Sugar Hollow Rd, Fairview
Daily, 10 am to 6 pm
Hickory Nut Gap’s Farm Store is open seven days a week and accepts cash, credit cards, EBT, and checks. You’ll find local products, gifts, produce, and meats. There’s also an in-house butcher as well as a CSA.
North Asheville Tailgate Market (8)
120 Sevier St
Saturdays, 8 am to 12 pm, Apr. 6 – Nov. 23
North Asheville Tailgate Market has provided Asheville and the surrounding area with a full range of local, sustainably produced produce, meats, eggs, cheeses, breads, plants, prepared foods, and crafts since 1980. Vendors complement the members’ offerings with additional products and services. From the UNC Asheville main entrance on WT Weaver Blvd., go up the hill from the rotary and take the first right. The Market is on the lower level of the two-level parking lot “C” just southeast of Owen Hall.
River Arts District Farmers Market (9)
175 Clingman Ave Ext
Wednesdays, 3 pm to 6 pm
The River Arts District Farmers Market is a producer-only Wednesday afternoon market located in Asheville’s River Arts District.
The TailGait Market (10)
328 New Leicester Hwy
Mon.-Sat., 10 am to 6 pm; Sun., 12 pm to 5 pm
The TailGait Market opened in 2010 to serve a need for specialty pet supplies. Find local and high quality pet supplies year-round at The TailGait Market.
West Asheville Tailgate Market (11)
701 Haywood Rd
Tuesdays, 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Apr. 9 thru Nov. 26
At the West Asheville Tailgate Market, vendors’ tables are abundant with an array of produce including vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheeses, milk, butter, meats, breads & baked goods, honey, canned goods, oil & vinegars, spices, fish, herbs and mushrooms.
WNC Farmers Market (12)
570 Brevard Rd
Daily, 8 am to 6 pm, Apr. – Oct.; 8 am to 5 pm, Nov. – Mar.
This market is conveniently near downtown Asheville and between two major Interstate Highways. The market was first opened in 1977, and is now open all year round, and seven days a week.
Be sure to visit Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project’s From Here blog for a weekly update on what to expect at area farmers markets.