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Spring is here! Last Friday was the official first day of spring, and with the change of season comes the opening of many of the region’s spring/summer/fall farmers tailgate markets. Winter markets and hours are still in effect for most markets, so it’s best to check their listing in our online Local Food Guide before leaving the house. Read the rest of this entry »

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What a long, cold winter it’s been! Our local farmers have not been hibernating, though. They have been busy preparing their soil, lovingly deciding what to plant and grow, and looking forward to seeing all of their loyal customers and friends at the 2015 spring tailgate market openings! Local food supporters throughout the region are getting excited for the fresh bounty of spring and the bursting abundance of summer; both of which are right around the corner. So, come on out and support your local farmers!

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Absolutely nothing compares to a truly farm fresh breakfast — the smell of potatoes, garlic, and onions frying, or good ol’ bacon and eggs. Find the highest quality and freshest breakfast ingredients at area winter farmers tailgate markets. Read the rest of this entry »

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Though produce is one of the biggest draws on Saturday morning, there are other delights at area winter farmers tailgate markets that garner crowds, excitement, and dedicated customers. Read the rest of this entry »

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ASAP’s Annual CSA Fair is just around the corner on March 12 (in Asheville) and March 17 (in Boone). In anticipation of the growing season, we had a few of the farms participating in the Asheville CSA Fair share their favorite recipes! These recipes are perfect for incorporating the bounty of a CSA share in your own kitchen.

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There is so much ingenuity that our local farmers employ in order to consistently have produce throughout the harsh winter conditions over the past few weeks. Be it through alternative growing practices like hydroponics, or attentively caring for greenhouse plants as if they are newborns, farms still have produce to bring to area winter farmers tailgate markets. All those veggies still go quickly, though, so get to market early. Read the rest of this entry »

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ASAP’s Annual CSA Fair is just around the corner on March 12 (in Asheville) and March 17 (in Boone), and in anticipation of the event, we wanted to hear from farms and participants who have been part of our CSA Fairs in the past. This week, we bring you an interview with CSA farmers, Sarah Jane and Jamie Davis, of A Way of Life Farm. Visit ASAP’s website to find out more about the CSA Fairs.
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ASAP’s Annual CSA Fair is just around the corner on March 12 (in Asheville) and March 17 (in Boone), and in anticipation of the event, we wanted to hear from farms and participants who have been part of our CSA fairs in the past. This week, we bring you an interview with CSA Farmers, Chrisan and Fenner Klak, of Blue Meadow Farms. Visit ASAP’s website to find out more about the CSA Fairs. Read the rest of this entry »

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Baby, it’s cold outside and area farmers markets have the goods to keep you warm. Hearty, starchy, baked goods will do the trick, and at market, cookies, cakes, tarts, turnovers and breads abound! Read the rest of this entry »

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With all the cold weather we’ve had lately, there are many folks sure to have pots of chili on their stovetops. The best kind by far is chili with locally sourced ingredients, and area winter farmers tailgate markets have everything you need. Read the rest of this entry »

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