I've lived in Asheville for close to 8 years. I used to frequent the North Asheville tailgate market every Saturday, but somehow I got lazy and stopped going. Maybe it was because I didn't like getting up at 7:30 every Saturday to go shopping, who knows. This Wednesday afternoon I revisited the tailgate market world and learned there is just no excuse not to buy fresh veggies at such a great place. With so many tailgate markets in Asheville you don't have to rise in shine early on Saturday. You can go in the afternoon on Wednesday, Fridays or Sundays. Wednesday night I went to bed with a full belly of fresh Alaskan salmon, new potatoes and salad with homegrown carrots. Check out the link below to see when and where the markets are....
Not to be outdone by the City of Asheville, Buncombe County is also doing it's part to reduce it's footprint. I just saw this link on the redesigned Buncombe County site today by chance. Follow the link to find out what the county is doing, what you can do, and many other helpful links for living green in Buncombe County.
With 65 buildings, a fleet of vehicles and tons of other equipment to keep our city running, it is not surprising that a city government like Asheville produces a lot of green house gas emissions. The City of Asheville however stays out in front of the curve by being one of the few cities in the Southeast with a position dedicated to cutting greenhouse gas emissions, energy use and pollution. Maggie Ullman, hired last January is doing simple things like ensuring lights are not left on and reducing some city employees 5 day work week to 4 while also asking each and every city employee to help her understand how their job could be 'greened up' a little or a lot.
The cities overall goal is to cut green house gas emissions 80% by 2050. An ambitious but honorable goal.
Read more about this city initiative in today's Asheville - Citizen Times
I am a Real Estate agent in Asheville, North Carolina working for EcoHouse Realty and Dwell Realty. We focus on healthy and green built homes in and around Asheville but also work with conventional listings.