The traditional growing season is coming to an end, but you can still find fresh, local food at area farmers tailgate markets. Though some markets have closed or will soon (heads up: next weekend is your last chance to shop at Black Mountain Tailgate Market), several in Buncombe County offer holiday markets or extended seasons in November and December. In addition to meat, cheese, bread, and seasonal produce, these markets feature local artists and handmade goods like wreaths, artwork, pottery, jewelry, and more.
Are you a handmade gift-giver? Farmers tailgate markets are a great place to get inspiration and ingredients for these extra-special holiday gifts (or treats to keep for yourself—you definitely deserve it). Here are a few DIY ideas to get your started this season.
While some farmers tailgate markets have closed for the season, a growing number in Buncombe County offer special holiday markets or even run through the winter. These markets often have different hours or locations than their regular season counterparts, so check the list below to make sure you know when and where to find local food in December.
This weekend is the last chance to get gifts, meal ingredients, and anything else you need for the holidays at area farmers tailgate markets.
Thanksgiving is past, and now, what’s next at area farmers markets? After the many hours planning meals, shopping, cooking, and dining, we look forward to December with full bellies. This weekend at markets there are likely to be a few less vendors due to holiday travel, but there are still folks to get your local food fix from. And, now’s the time to give new life to your thanksgiving leftovers.
Holiday shopping is down to the wire. Still haven’t found the perfect gift? Don’t fret, just stop by area farmers tailgate markets this week! Here are some highlights of what you might find for your weekly food list and gift ideas, which may even overlap.
Our local farmers, producers, and crafters prepare creative and beautiful gifts for the holiday season at area farmers tailgate markets. Each week this December, we’ll bring you highlights of what you can find at holiday markets. But, we won’t be able to include anywhere near all of it, so you’ll have to visit the markets yourself to discover everything they have to offer. And, don’t worry — there’s also still plenty of local food available for your regular weekly grocery shopping.
The weekend after Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season. This year, forgo Black Friday and Cyber Monday and make it Local Saturday at area farmers tailgate markets.
Everyone is full of cheer at area farmers tailgate markets, welcoming the arrival of the holiday season. Starting this week many markets will have special events in honor of the beginning of the winter. Market managers, vendors, and farmers want to celebrate with you, and say thank you for supporting them this past year!