Let Blue Ridge Food Ventures simplify your holidays! Grab family, friends and coworkers and shop the Holiday Marketplace at Blue Ridge Food Ventures, conveniently located on the A-B Tech Enka Campus in Candler, just 3 miles from I-40 at exit 44, with plenty of free parking. It's your one-stop shop for all your holiday needs.

Held December 11 from 9am to 1pm and 4pm to 7pm, this is a rare opportunity to meet Western North Carolina food artisans all in one location, and sample their handcrafted goodies such as gourmet jams, spicy mustards, hot sauces, organic chocolates, spicy herb blends, and more. Enjoy a taste of some of the newest products made at Blue Ridge Food Ventures, including Asheville Brew Bites Brownies, Blue Blaze Soda, and Sugar & Snow Gelato.

Purchase a share in Winter Sun Farms, the CSA operated by Blue Ridge Food Ventures, offering healthy, locally grown, convenient-to-prepare produce from area farms through the winter (or get gift certificates for friends and neighbors for a deliciously healthy gift idea).

Pick up handmade holiday wreaths and festive gift boxes stuffed with local goodies. Shop for dinner from a selection of farm-fresh meats, wild-caught salmon, and hot bagels. And don’t forget the soothing skin creams, balms, and other natural products made at the Blue Ridge Food Ventures Natural Products Manufacturing Facility: they make great stocking stuffers and a thoughtful something-special for your Secret Santa.

From tasty hostess gifts and treats for the office party to unique thank-you presents for clients, holiday shopping is simple at the Holiday Marketplace at Blue Ridge Food Ventures.

(And here’s a fun fact: Blue Ridge Food Ventures was the first food business incubator in NC and is still the largest in the Southeast, developed to help food artisans and natural product-makers perfect, produce, package and sell their dream ideas. About 230 businesses have gotten their start there since Blue Ridge Food Ventures launched in 2005 - many that are now selling their products nationwide.)

Shop local! Keep it simple and delicious! See you at the Holiday Marketplace at Blue Ridge Food Ventures.



  • Occurred Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm


Blue Ridge Food Ventures

1461 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC 28715


Martha Vining