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Locally Grown. Community Cultivated.

Black Mountain Tailgate Market is a seasonal community event featuring organic and sustainably grown produce, plants, cut flowers, herbs, locally raised meats, seafood, breads, pastries, cheeses, eggs and locally handcrafted items. Every Saturday from May through November we gather with the intent of supporting our local farmers and artisans, and cultivating a sense of community.

Our Mission

The mission of Black Mountain Tailgate Market is to provide a platform for farmers, food producers, and artisans to sell their products directly to consumers in a friendly, family oriented environment; to provide inclusive and engaging educational programming centered around health, wellness, sustainability, and nutrition; to promote food equity through food access programs; and to support local farms, artisans, and collaborating non-profit organizations through charitable donations.

Our Vision

The Black Mountain Tailgate Market was created to provide a cooperative and organized marketing alternative for small scale agricultural and specialty products. We strive to improve the variety, taste and freshness of products available to customers in Western North Carolina.

We intend to build strong relationships between consumers and vendors by insisting on honesty and transparency in all aspects of the creation of products. We believe that healthy economies start from the ground up and that there are inherent benefits for the customer, producer, and community when food is grown, purchased and consumed locally.

The goal of the Black Mountain Tailgate Market is to continue to grow, nourish, and inspire community by bringing together farms, local businesses, families and organizations to encourage investment in the ecological and economic movement of “buying local.”


local food growers and artisans by increasing visibility of their brands and products.


a resilient local economy by connecting producers and consumers.


the health and well-being of our community by expanding access to nutritious, locally grown food.


our community to sustainable agriculture and local food through multi-sensory educational programming.