The 30th Season of the North Asheville Tailgate Market Begins April 17 at UNC Asheville
Fri, 04/09/2010 - 9:28am
The North Asheville Tailgate Market, a Saturday morning tradition for those who love fresh produce, herbs and flowers, will reopen for its 30th season on Saturday, April 17, on the UNC Asheville campus.
The area's oldest producer-only farmer's market continues to expand, adding two more permanent vendors this year and a larger selection of cheeses, fruits, and gourmet foods. The market is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday and offers plenty of convenient parking.
"We are so grateful to the residents of Asheville who continue to support our hard working local farmers," said the market’s assistant Paul Littman. "We are fortunate to live in a community that celebrates the joys of fresh, local foods."
The market has nearly 50 local food producers this year offering organic and conventional fruits, vegetables and herbs; artisan bread and cheeses; local honey; fresh baked goods and gourmet deserts; free-range meat and eggs; fresh seafood; homemade jams and ice cream; plants and flowers; and locally roasted coffee. Another exciting addition to the market this year will be a Holiday Bazaar beginning in December and running through Christmas.
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.