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North Asheville Tailgate Market Open for Season

ASHEVILLE, NC – The North Asheville Tailgate Market, a Saturday morning tradition for those who love fresh produce, herbs and flowers, is open for its 30th season on the UNC Asheville campus.

The area’s oldest producer-only farmer’s market continues to expand, adding two more permanent vendors this year and a larger selection of cheeses, fruits, and gourmet foods. The market is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday and offers plenty of convenient parking.

The market has nearly 50 local food producers this year offering organic and conventional fruits, vegetables and herbs; artisan bread and cheeses; local honey; fresh baked goods and gourmet deserts; free-range meat and eggs; fresh seafood; homemade jams and ice cream; plants and flowers; and locally roasted coffee. Another exciting addition to the market this year will be a Holiday Bazaar beginning in December and running through Christmas.

To visit the North Asheville Tailgate Market, enter the UNC Asheville campus at the traffic circle on W.T. Weaver Blvd. Travel up the main drive and take the first right at the blue sign that reads “Commuter/Faculty-Staff Parking Lot C.” A campus map is available online at: www.unca.edu/campusmap.

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