Directions to market, Parking,
& accessibility Information
Take the Bus, Bike, or Check Out our Overflow Parking Lots!
Our market is located on UNC Asheville’s Campus in lot P28, just off of University Heights Blvd and near the art building, Owen Hall. Click this link for Google Maps directions. As the oldest and #1 farmers market in WNC, we get a high volume of customers and traffic to the market. Check out other ways to get to market and consider parking in our overflow lots on UNC Asheville’s Campus. In efforts to respect and maintain good relationship with our location host, please refrain from parking in any other lots than what is detailed and shown below.
Our market is outdoors on a paved parking lot with a moderate grade increase from the South Entrance (entering from University Heights) to North Entrance (exiting onto Edgewood Rd). There are at least 8 accessible/handicap parking spots at our South Entrance near our Porta Johns. One of our two Porta Johns are handicap accessible and we have a hand washing station that is about 3-4ft high to reach. Most vendor stalls are accessible by rollator and wheelchair but some may be a tight fit for mobility devices. If you need any assistance getting items to your vehicle, shopping at various booths, or have ideas to better our accessibility please visit our yellow information booth in the middle of market or send us an email at NATMdirector@gmail.com. Additionally, our market can be overstimulating for some due to high customer traffic and noise levels. We have weekly musicians and some bring amplification. Dogs are allowed and present at market. SNAP/EBT is accepted by all food vendors by first visiting our information booth to get SNAP tokens.
The lower section of P28, where the market happens, can get very busy. There are a number of lots on UNC Asheville’s campus that are nearby and available to use including P25, P26, P27, and P24. P25, P26, and P34 are always have ample parking and are just a one to two minute walk to market. We encourage market goers to park there. You can follow this Google Maps link for directions.
Bus Routes to UNC Asheville
Take either route N1 or N2 and use Bus Stop 213: UNC Asheville at Edgewood Rd to arrive close to market. All Asheville Transit routes originate from the ART station at 49 Coxe Ave in downtown Asheville (next to the U.S. Post Office). See the maps below for routes N1 & N2. Bring cash for your ride if you don’t already have a bus pass. Check out the ART (Asheville Rides Transit) website for more information and additional connecting routes.
Thanks to ASAP for this comprehensive list, you can find Asheville area markets on the bus routes!