Shop Local at YMCA Holiday and Winter Markets

 The YMCA of Western North Carolina announces a series of indoor winter market events. 

To usher in the holiday season, the YMCA at Mission Pardee Health Campus will host markets on Sat., Dec. 10 and Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. These festive events will feature local produce, cheeses, baked goods, breads, meats, crafts, and specialty products. The YMCA at Mission Pardee Health Campus is located at 2775 Hendersonville Road, Arden.

Starting Jan. 7, the YMCA will hold indoor winter markets every Saturday through March, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at two locations: the YMCA at Mission Pardee Health Campus, 2775 Hendersonville Road., Arden, and Crosspoint Community Church, 119 Cumberland Ave., Asheville.

Featuring many of the same great local vendors as the holiday markets, the Saturday markets expand grocery options for local residents and support area purveyors by connecting them directly with consumers. The market at Crosspoint will also feature weekly cooking demos and activities for kids.

Vendor fees from the markets support the Y’s Nutrition Outreach programs, which distribute free, healthy food throughout the region.

For more information, please contact Lisa Riggsbee, healthy living manager – Nutrition Programs, at 828 575 2916 or lriggsbee@ymcawnc.org.

About Shelby Harrell

Shelby Harrell is the news editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for more than six years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.