As a response to farmers market closures due to the COVID-19 emergency, ASAP has organized an interim farmers market on the campus of A-B Tech in Asheville. This new market is designed to protect shoppers and vendors by maintaining social distances and mitigating potential virus transmission points.
The ASAP Farmers Market is located outdoors in A-B Tech parking lots A2, A3, and A7 with limited access from the end of Persistence Dr. off Victoria Rd. The number of shoppers in the market area at one time will be tightly controlled. Follow signs and staff directions to queue inside your vehicle until instructed to park and move into the market.
Dates and Hours
Saturdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to noon
The market will continue to operate for as long as social distancing protocols are in effect.
- No customers or vendors exhibiting symptoms may enter the market.
- Maintain 6 feet of social distance at all times.
- One customer at a time for each vendor table.
- Only handle product you are purchasing. Products will be pre-packaged or bunched.
- All vendors and shoppers must wear a mask.
- Children, if they must attend with adult shoppers, must be closely supervised.
- Please leave your pets at home.
Anyone failing to comply with these conditions will be directed to leave the market.
Paying for Purchases
Please note this is a change as of 5/14.
All payments are now made directly to vendors, no longer by online postpay. Vendors accept touch-free credit or debit payments as well as SNAP. Some take exact cash (no change given) or check.
If you have not yet paid for purchases made at a previous market, you may still do so at asapfarmersmarket.org.
Thanks to generous support from the community, we are offering Double SNAP.
Thursday, May 28
Saturday, May 30
FARMS: Bear Necessities, Carolina Flowers, Dry Ridge Farm, Finally Farm, Green Toe Ground, Headwaters Market Garden, Jake’s Farm, Lee’s One Fortune Farm, Mighty Gnome Market Garden, Spinning Spider Creamery, Wildwood Herbal, High County Nursery
FOODS: Asheville Fungi, Beeswax and Butter, Blue Ridge Mountain Creamery, Crust Never Sleeps, Darë Vegan Cheese, Mother Ocean Market, Rio Bertolini’s Fresh Pasta, Shanti Elixirs, Sister of Mother Earth, Simple Bread, Sweetheart Bakery, Serotonin Ferments
BODY: Bonny Bath
Vendor lineups are subject to change.
Apply to Be a Vendor
The market is accepting applications from all farmers and existing market vendors in the region for future market dates. Please use this application form if you are interested in participating in this market.