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.

75% of Enka-Candler Tailgate Market proceeds go towards a student and summer camp scholarship fund for Asheville Farmstead School to promote diversity and accessibility to children learning about themselves and nature through farm and forest. The remaining 25% will be given back to the local Enka-Candler community, directed by the Enka-Candler Tailgate Market Advisory Committee.

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.

  • Henco Printing

  • Signs Express

  • Griffin Waste

  • Enka-Candler Business Association

  • The Sutton Firm, P.A. and Emily Sutton Dezio, P.A.

  • HomeLight

New Location: 1465 Sand Hill Rd, Candler, NC 28715

Parking lot of the Small Business Center at A-B Tech Enka Campus, across from Ingles.

2020 Season: Thursdays 3:00-6:00pm, May- October.

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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, 3:00-6:00, May-October!

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