Curious About Buncombe County Farmer’s Markets?
Many consumers are looking to farmer’s markets as a means of accessing fresh, local produce and as a pathway to support farmers and reduce the frequency of grocery store visits.
NC State University has developed a set of food safety guidelines for farmer’s markets to minimize risks amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Market managers and vendors are swiftly working to implement these practices to protect the community. Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) has been a critical resource for market managers, and has carefully implemented these guidelines as they initiated a new Saturday Market located at AB Tech Community College’s campus in Asheville.
A list of Buncombe County farmer’s markets is below – please check with individual markets as the opening day nears, to ensure locations and timeframes are accurate. Some markets are strategically reserving the first hour of the market for at-risk and senior shoppers.
- ASAP Saturday Farmer’s Market – AB Tech Community College, Saturdays: 9 a.m.–noon
- ASAP Thursday Farmer’s Market (NEW!)- AB Tech Community College, Thursdays: 9 a.m.–noon
- Black Mountain Tailgate Market– Tentatively opening May 2, 2020, Saturdays: 9 a.m.–noon
- Enka-Candler Tailgate Market – Opening May 7 @ AB Tech Small Business Center in Candler, Thursdays: 3:30–6:30 p.m.
- North Asheville Tailgate Market – Opening May 2 @
UNC-Asheville, University HeightsSaturdays: 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
- (RAD) River Arts District Market – Located at Pleb Winery in Asheville, Wednesdays: 3–6 p.m.
- Weaverville Farmer’s Market– Opening April 1 @ Reems Creek Nursery, 76 Monticello Rd., Weaverville. Happening Wednesdays: 2:30–3:30 p.m. for seniors and at-risk customers. 3:30-–6 p.m. for everyone.
- West Asheville Tailgate Market – Opening April 7 @ 718 Haywood Road, Tuesdays: 3:30–6:30 p.m.
As other markets update information they will be added to this listing. (Updated May 12, 2020)