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Winter Markets are Now Open

Looking for local farm products this winter? Many farmer tailgate markets return with seasonal hours and locations. Find a winter farmers market near you to stock up.  You can also use the Local Food Guide to find more Appalachian Grown™ businesses and […]


Want to find farmers markets that accept SNAP? To find a list of farmers markets that accept SNAP/EBT click the following links. These online Local Food Guide listings will provide you with market locations, market times, and available products. Appalachian Grown Farmers […]

2016 Tailgate Market Closing, Holiday, & Winter Dates

Central Mountains Regional Tailgate Markets Asheville City Market: Closing December 17; Holiday Market, Saturday, November 19th, 8:00am-12:00pm at Asheville Masonic Temple; Winter Market January 7th-March 25th, 10:00am-12:00pm at Asheville Masonic Temple Asheville City Market – South: Closing October 26 Black […]

Tailgate Markets By Day

Sunday  |  Tuesday  |  Wednesday  |  Thursday  |  Friday  |  Saturday Sunday Tailgate Markets Sundays on the Island (Central Mountains Region)   12:00 – 4:00 Tuesday Tailgate Markets West Asheville Tailgate Market (Central Mountains Region)   3:30 – 6:30 pm Hildebran Farmers Market (Foothills […]

2016 Tailgate Market Opening Dates

Farmers tailgate markets are here!

Tailgate Market Resource Directory

Looking for tailgate market resources and assistance for improving your market? Consult the directory below to quickly navigate to your topic of interest. Farmers Market Management Regulations, Risk Management, Food Safety Sell More! Farmers Market Workshop Marketing Your Farmers Market Accepting SNAP/EBT […]


“Workshops were packed with a knowledgeable and diverse array of speakers.” Every year, the Business of Farming Conference features a wide range of business, marketing, and agricultural professionals offering practical experience and expertise for beginning to established farmers. Amy Ager and her husband […]

Note From ASAP Executive Director on the Canceling of the 2015 ASAP Farm Tour

After much deliberation with farmers, agencies, other organizations, and the NC State Veterinarian, it is with great regret that that we must cancel the 2015 ASAP Farm Tour due to the threat of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). HPAI is […]

Buncombe County Farms

Addison Farms Vineyard |   Flying Cloud Farm   |  Franny’s Farm | Full Sun Farm | Good Fibrations | Hickory Nut Gap Farm | Hop’n Blueberry Farm|  Imladris Farm | Ivy Creek Family Farm | Long Branch Environmental Education Center | Meadow Cove Farm | […]

The 2015 Local Food Guide is Here!

The growing season has arrived in WNC and the Southern Appalachians! Look for signs of spring with seasonal specialties found at tailgate farmers markets, featured at restaurants, and purchased at roadside stands. It is also the time of year to […]
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