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 outstanding logo.

  • Groce Funeral Home

  • Doc Brown's BBQ

  • Bonus Room Storage

  • Telco Community Credit Union
  • Griffin Waste

  • Enka-Candler Business Association

Location: 1465 Sand Hill Rd, Candler, NC 28715

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

2022 Season: Thursdays 3:00-6:00pm, May- October.

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Covid-19 Precautions

The Enka-Candler Tailgate Market will be following NC state and federal safety procedures recommended by the CDC, as well as following the Enka-Candler A-B Tech campus's policies regarding covid. This is a fluid situation and subject to change and the situation changes. If you are not feeling well, or are presenting symptoms, please refrain from attending the market.

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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