September 10, 2019

One of the most basic needs is not met for so many folks in our community: access to fresh and healthy foods. According to Feeding America, 1 in 6 Western North Carolina residents are living with and experiencing food insecurity, meaning over 100,000 people are not sure where their next meal will come from. A large majority of these folks have little to no access to fresh and healthy food commonly found at our tailgate market. 

Hunger can be hard to see, but also it...

June 21, 2019

On July 23rd WATM will be hosting a PEPPERPALOOZA festival at the market to celebrate all the colors, shapes, sizes, flavors, and heat levels of the mighty pepper! It's going to be a great event for the whole family including a bell pepper tasting for kids and natural craft activities.  For the big kids there will be a hot pepper eating contest, hot sauce tasting, ristra making, and a talk on the history of peppers.

While you're there, don't forget to buy your raffle...

What is your favorite part of your work?

“ need to hold a lamb. Come here you spotted wonder.” -Tim

About 3 years ago, Andrea Vangust and her husband Tim Gallagher of Grassroots Farm & Dairy, decided to buy a starter flock of 8 ewes (female sheep). Before then, Andrea was a full-time veggie farmer and Tim was, and still is, a computer programmer. When they met and fell in love, they both quickly realized that veggie farming was not their path: “Tim was helping...

“I’m needed in this position and it’s a really nice feeling. I think particularly, something like bread, it’s such a symbol, it’s really deep down in there as an archetype of nourishment and familiarity and friendship of coming together. It’s not difficult to sell bread because of that.”

Long time market vendor, Nathan Morrison, simplified his life in 2010 when he started Simple Bread. In 2008, when Nathan was laid off from his carpentry work, he was actually reliev...

Upon moving to Asheville in spring of 2018, Jordan found a fresh start and upcoming platform for her artistic expressions, which was a stark contrast to her drained creative juices living in New York City for 7 years.

In high school, Jordan wanted to be an artist, so she thought moving from Florida to NYC would give her the opportunity to become an artist for a living, but she was caught off guard by constantly having to be in survival mode. She was so depleted livin...

“It’s just been so fun to connect with people at the markets and really root into the community.”

Sarah Archer, of Serotonin Ferments, starting fermenting 15 years ago in Northern California when a friend first taught her. It was a step deeper into holistic health as she was a doula for a long time and had, “always been into alternative health and healing your body through food, herbs, and things like that.” About 5 years ago, while still living in Mendocino County,...

Five years ago, while attending art school in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Casey decided it was all a little much and pulling her in too many directions. Casey wanted to focus more and to take time for herself so she moved east to, “the heart of the city, in West Asheville.”

Casey loves the West Asheville Tailgate Market, especially since it is only a five minute walk from her house, so if she ever runs out of something, like turmeric, she can just, “walk there and see if...

“After years of getting sick, sometimes our medicine helping me and other times not, and watching people in rural villages with a machete cutting bark off a tree to make tea out of it for something important, seeing that enough times or getting sick in remote places, your view of things start to change - my view of things started to change.” 

Ten years ago, working abroad in public health, John got sick and began to question western medicine. He was constantly living...

Lauri started Farm Girl about 16 years ago. What was she up to before then? After 16 years of backbreaking labor, things are starting to shift.

Lauri grew up in Soundside off the coast of North Carolina. Exploring the sound and marshes, she grew a strong connection to the natural world. Watching her neighborhood become developed and negative impacts that had on the surrounding ecosystems (red tide, sea walls being built, and diminishing wildlife) left a large impact...

“It’s the life force energy and I’m the conduit. It’s not just me, it’s the life force energy that we learn to pass through our crown chakra through our hands to actually do the work. I’ll take a little credit, but It’s really bigger than that.” 

We are happy to welcome one of our newest vendors, Kat Sullivan of Reiki Groove! Kat is a Reiki Master Practitioner who moved to Asheville about a year and a half ago and focuses on integrating Reiki practice into the medica...

Please reload

Recent Posts

April 12, 2019

October 16, 2018

Please reload

Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square
Please reload





Market Director: Quinn Asteak


  • Facebook Grunge
  • Instagram Grunge

718 Haywood Road

Asheville, NC



Open Tuesdays

April - December

3:30 - 6:30pm​

2020 DATES


April 7 - Nov. 24


Holiday Market

December 1, 8, 15, 22