Swannanoa Valley residents can choose from several area tailgate markets, each one offering a variety of produce and other products. The Black Mountain market, 130 Montreat Road, is a seasonal Saturday morning community event featuring organic and sustainably grown produce, plants, cut flowers, herbs, locally raised meats, seafood, breads, pastries, cheeses, eggs, and local arts and handcrafted items. The market takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m. – noon.
The Warren Wilson College farmer’s market happens on Fridays from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., outside the Gladfelter cafeteria on the Warren Wilson campus. Shoppers can purchase seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs and herbal products, cut flowers, eggs, and pasture-based chicken, pork, lamb, and beef, all grown and raised on the 1,000 acre campus.
Just a bit further afield, the East Asheville tailgate market, located at 954 Tunnel Road (Groce United Methodist Church), is open on Friday afternoons from 3 – 6 p.m. Stop by to enjoy local music while you shop for fresh vegetables, baked goods, honey and jams, and many other products.