Enka-Candler Tailgate Market

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.


* Seventy-Five percent of Enka-Candler Tailgate Market proceeds (after Market business and maintenance costs) will 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.


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 3:30-6:30pm, May- October.


Follow us: www.facebook.com/enkacandlertailgatemarket 


Contact us: Market Manager, Heather Fleming

  candlertailgate@ashevillefarmstead.org, 828.365.8797


2020 Season Vendors 


List of  2020 Vendors - click to link to web pages

Farm/Garden Vendors (* indicates SNAP benefits accepted)

Rainbow Ridge Gardens at Asheville Farmstead School *

Myseanica Family Farm *

Jake’s Farm *

Pisgah Plants

Old Spring House Farm *

Payko Hill Farm *

Asheville Microgreens *

Green River Botanicals

HeadShrink Farms *

Saturnia Farms *

Sustainabillies, llc *

Prepared Food Vendors

Whisk Avl Bakery *

Vegetable Kingdom*

Artisan/Craft Vendors

Standhill Studios

New Moon Magic Studio

Honey Creek Pottery

Bent Creek Watercolor

Throwing Copper

Highlander Handcrafted

Herbal and Natural Product Vendors

Bonny Bath

Mother Makings

Arrows and Olive

Sister of Mother Earth

Cornerstone Tea

Appalachian Sacred Smoke

Food Truck

The Reel Molloys - food truck

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.

Vendor Information

Market Guidelines:

Click here

Vendor Application:

Click here

*New applicants are being put on a waiting list, at this time.

Covid-19 Precautions

To start, we will be holding fast to safety precuations 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:

  • Tap'n'Pay , Venmo, Paypal payments PREFERRED. Exact change cash payments and swipes accepted by some vendors.

  • Handwashing station upon entering Market

  • Limited shopper numbers. Wait in line until called in. The first hour is the longest wait.

  • 1 customer at vendor table at a time

  • Only touch what you are purchasing

  • 6ft Social Distancing required

  • Masks highly encouraged. All vendors and Market staff will wear masks. Masks sold at Market Information table.

  • No Music or Kids tent (yet)

  • Limited number craft/artisan vendors to allow for safely spaced booths.

  • No pets, please. 

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!

Asheville Farmstead School's

 Executive Director and Lead Teacher

Lauren Brown has her M. Ed. in Science Education, keeps her Wilderness First Responder certification current, is certified in the Cedarsong way of Forest Kindergarten teaching as well as a certificate in Environment, Education, and Community.  She has been passionately pursuing the Farmstead dream full time since May 2016!

Our Address

218 Morgan Cove Rd.
Candler, NC 28715

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