Area's Oldest Tailgate Market Reopens for Season at UNC Asheville on April 18
Tue, 04/14/2009 - 12:00am
The North Asheville Tailgate Market, a Saturday morning institution for those who love fresh produce, herbs and flowers, will reopen for the season on Saturday, April 18, on the UNC Asheville campus. The area's oldest producer-only farmer's market continues to expand, adding three new vendors this year. The market is open from 8 a.m. to noon in UNC Asheville's northeast parking lot off Edgewood Road every Saturday until Christmas.
"It is a pleasure to work with UNC Asheville," said Tom Elmore, North Asheville Market representative. "UNC Asheville is such an important part of the community and they made us feel very welcome on campus. This hospitality is just one more example of how our community values local food and local farms."
The market has nearly 40 local food producers offering organic and conventional fruits, vegetables and herbs; artisan bread and cheeses; local honey; fresh baked goods; free-range meat and eggs; homemade jams; and plants and flowers. It is located in a large and shady tiered parking lot on the UNC Asheville campus, where it relocated in August 2007 to provide additional space for local farmers to sell their products and more parking for customers.
To visit the North Asheville Tailgate Market, enter the UNC Asheville campus at the traffic circle on W.T. Weaver Blvd. Travel up the main drive and take the first right at the blue sign that reads "Commuter/Faculty-Staff Parking Lot C." A campus map is available online at: www.unca.edu/campusmap.