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
2020 Season Vendors
List of 2020 Vendors - click to link to web pages
Farm/Garden Vendors (* indicates SNAP benefits accepted)
Prepared Food Vendors
Herbal and Natural Product Vendors
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.
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!