It’s peak time for harvesting many of your favorite summer vegetables, which makes it a great time to visit local farmer’s markets. Swannanoa is lucky to be home to Warren Wilson College, which holds a weekly farmer’s market on Friday afternoons, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., outside Gladfelter Hall.
The student-run market features fresh vegetables grown on the college’s five-acre farm, along with meats, herbs, honey, eggs, fruits and berries, soaps, and other products produced by the student work crews.
The Swannanoa Valley is home to a second tailgate market, held each Saturday through November, from 9 a.m. – noon. The Black Mountain Tailgate Market takes place at 130 Montreat Road, behind the First Baptist Church, and features organic and sustainably grown produce, plants, cut flowers, herbs, locally raised meats, seafood, breads, pastries, cheeses, eggs and local arts and handcrafted items.