Tailgate Market Opening Dates

The trees are about to turn green again, and soon you’ll be able to find greens at your local tailgate markets, too! Area farmers will soon be setting up outdoors for the new growing season.

Find a list of spring tailgate opening days below. Markets listed are all members of the Mountain Tailgate Market Association (MTMA), a collaborative group of farmer- and vendor-only area markets. For a complete list of the 90+ tailgates in the region, including their season start dates, visit our online Local Food Guide at appalachiangrown.org. The 2014 print guide hits stands in April.
MTMA Opening Dates

Asheville City Market: April 5, Saturdays 8:00am-1:00pm
Asheville City Market South: April 2, Wednesdays 1:00-5:00pm
Bakersville Farmers Market: May 31, Saturdays 8:00am-12:00pm
Black Mountain Tailgate Market: May 3, Saturdays 9:00am-12:00pm
East Asheville Tailgate Market: May 9, Fridays 3:00-6:00pm
Flat Rock Farmers Market: April 17, Thursdays 3:00-6:00pm
French Broad Food Co-op Wednesday Tailgate Market: April 2, Wednesdays, 2:00-6:00pm
Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market: April 26. Wendesdays and Saturdays 8:00am-12:00pm
Henderson County Tailgate Market: March 15, Saturdays 7:00am-12:00pm
Historic Marion Tailgate Market: May 6, Tuesdays 3:00-6:00pm and Saturdays 9:00am-12:00pm
Jackson County Farmers Market: April 5, Saturdays 9:00am-12:00pm
Leicester Farmers Market: March 29th, Saturdays 9:00am-2:00pm
Madison County Farmers & Artisans Market: April 5, Saturdays 9:00am-1:00pm
Mills River Farmers Market: May 3, Saturdays 8:00am-12:00pm
Montford Farmers Market: April 23, Wednesdays 2:00-6:00pm
North Asheville Tailgate Market: April 5, Saturdays 8:00am-12:00pm
Oakley Farmers Market: May 8, Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm
Spruce Pine Farmers Market: May 7, Wednesdays 2:00-5:00pm
Transylvania Farmers Market: April 19, Saturdays 8:00am-12:00pm
Original Waynesville Tailgate Market: May 14, Wednesdays and Saturdays 8:00am-12:00pm
Weaverville Tailgate Market: April 9, Wednesdays 2:30-6:30pm
West Asheville Tailgate Market: April 8, Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm
Yancey County Farmers Market: April 19, Saturdays 8:30am-12:30pm
Tell us: Which market(s) do you frequent for your local food fix?

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