The Enka-Candler Tailgate Market’s purpose is to promote local agriculture and heritage crafts in Western North Carolina, to provide the Enka-Candler community with a market for fresh local produce and other quality products, and to serve as an educational resource. It is run by Asheville Farmstead School, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation, along with an Advisory Committee, volunteers, and involved community members.
List of Supporters (Discounts, donations, or in-kind support)
Small Business Center at A-B Tech, Enka Campus
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP)
Anthony Brickner, for creating our wonderful logo.
Enka-Candler Business Association
The Sutton Firm, P.A. and Emily Sutton Dezio, P.A.
(M indicates Member/Weekly vendor. * indicates SNAP benefits accepted)
- Rainbow Ridge Gardens at Asheville Farmstead School (M)*
- Myseanica Family Farm (M)*
- Jake’s Farm (M)*
- Pisgah Plants (M)
- Asheville Microgreens (M)*
- Sporadic Farms (M)* - mushrooms
- Sustainabillies, llc (M)*
- Barry Farms (M)*
- HeadShrink Farms *
- Green River Botanicals
Prepared Food Vendors
- Whisk Avl Bakery (M)*
- Vegetable Kingdom (M) *
- SAMA Spread: Gourmet Plant-based Cheeze (M) *
- South Slope Coffee
- Throwing Copper (M)
- Camilla Calnan Photography (M)
- Honey Creek Pottery (M)
- Pisgah Styx & Lane's Land (M)
- Bent Creek Watercolor
Herbal and Natural Product Vendors
- Bonny Bath (M)
- Cornerstone Tea (M)
- Appalachian Sacred Smoke (M)
- Soshua Creations
- Sister of Mother Earth
To start, we will be holding fast to the safety precautions listed below. As the CDC and NC governmental regulations soften, we will follow suit. Please know that we are making every effort to keep both our vendors and our community safe and well.
Reminders for Market under Covid-19 precautions:
6/26/20 Masks REQUIRED by all, per Governor Cooper's Executive Order. Masks are sold at the Market Information Table.
Tap'n'Pay, Venmo, Paypal payments PREFERRED. Exact change cash payments and swipes accepted by some vendors.
Handwashing/Sanitizer station REQUIRED upon entering Market
1 customer at a vendor table at a time
Only touch what you are purchasing
6ft Social Distancing required
No Music or Kids tent
Thank you for your understanding and support as we adjust to this new way of running the Market. We will get back to the community feel as soon as we are able.
See you Thursdays, 3:30-6:30, May-October!