Visit the Market
WHEN: Saturday mornings, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., April–Dec. Winter market hours: 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Jan.–March. No market the last two weeks of the year.
WHERE: North Market Street between Woodfin and Walnut streets in downtown Asheville. The street is closed to traffic during market times.
GETTING HERE: Free parking for customers is available at the HomeTrust Bank lot and at the Family Justice Center lot across from the YMCA at 35 Woodfin Street. Handicapped parking is available. There is a bus stop on the N1 and N2 routes one block away, on Broadway. Buses stop at both Woodfin and Walnut streets.
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Tips for Shopping at the Market
Where to find the market information booth: We are at the center of the market in front of the Thomas Wolfe Center. Look for our “Market Information” banner. This is where you can purchase market tokens and market staff can answer questions.
Bring your own bag. It’s easiest to carry your purchases with a reusable tote bag. Most vendors will have plastic produce bags available. If you forget your shopping bag, visit the market information booth to purchase one.
You can use cash, card, or SNAP/EBT. Most vendors accept credit/debit as well as cash. If they don’t, or if you prefer, you can go to the market information booth and purchase tokens using credit or debit. Market tokens come in increments of $5 and spend like cash. Vendors will give you your change in cash. Using tokens can help reduce credit card fees for vendors. Market tokens do not expire and can be used on future visits.
Double SNAP for Fruits and Vegetables
Get Double SNAP for Fruits and Vegetable at Asheville City Market. Visit the market information book to swipe your EBT card for any amount, then receive that amount in SNAP tokens, in $1 increments. In addition, get an additional match, up to $20, in Farm Fresh Bucks. SNAP tokens may be used for SNAP-eligible items with any vendor. Farm Fresh Bucks may be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more about SNAP at farmers markets.
Farm Fresh Produce Prescription
With ASAP’s Farm Fresh Produce Prescription, participating healthcare providers can prescribe patients more fresh fruits and vegetables to help treat or prevent diet-related illness. Patients redeem their prescription, from $20-60 each week, for Farm Fresh Bucks, which can be spent on fruits and vegetables at a local farmers market. Find out more about the Farm Fresh Produce Prescription, including participating farmers markets and healthcare providers.
Apply to Be a Vendor
To apply to be a vendor for the Winter Season of Asheville City Market (January 6 – March 30, 2024), please fill out the application by clicking here. Applications sent in after October 26, 2023 will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, please contact the market manager at (828) 348-0340, firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply to be a vendor for the regular season of Asheville City Market (April 6-December 14, 2024), please fill out the application by clicking here. The first-round of application acceptances will be sent out on March 5, 2024 and applications received after this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis. See application for more details. If you have any questions, please contact the market manager at (828) 348-0340, email@example.com.
Sponsor Asheville City Market
Asheville City Market offers opportunities for sponsorship at various levels to expand your business visibility to thousands of residents while aligning with a uniquely local event. Contact Nora Scheff for more information.
About Asheville City Market
ASAP opened Asheville City Market in 2008 to provide more opportunities for farmers, particularly those unable to access existing market options. The market also serves as a learning lab for ASAP to pilot new programs that can be replicated at other markets. The market opened on Charlotte Street before moving to North Market Street in 2017. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the market operated as ASAP Farmers Market on A-B Tech’s campus. We returned downtown at the start of the 2022 season.
Asheville City Market is a producer-only market, which means that all farm vendors grow or raise the products they are selling themselves. For non-farm vendors (such as prepared food, seafood, coffee), preference is given to products and foods prepared or processed locally or made with locally sourced ingredients.
The list below reflects vendors for the entire season, but not all will attend market each week. Sign up for the Asheville City Market e-newsletter to see the weekly vendor schedule.