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The fruit you’ve been dreaming of during every summer cookout is finally at area farmers tailgate markets: watermelon. Multiple melons have made their debut of the season this past week! Read the rest of this entry »

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Summer is the quintessential time for outings of all kinds. Area farmers tailgate markets are great for an in-town, close-to-home excursion: experience new foods, cultivate community, hear live music, and bring home delicious goodies direct from local farmers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fixings for summer salads of all kinds, veggies fit for frying, and so much more can be found at area farmers tailgate markets now. July is high time for everything summer, light, delicious salads and scrumptious fried delights are some highlights this week! Not to mention all the fruits, snacking veggies, root veggies, meats, cheeses, breads, baked goods, and more that are just waiting for you to discover! Read the rest of this entry »

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Finally, almost all of the summer’s favorite fruits can be found at area farmers tailgate markets. July is the height, the heart, and the heat of the growing season, bringing with it so much beautiful abundance. Read the rest of this entry »

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As we pass the Summer Solstice, markets are entering into their peak season and debuting many summer favorites. Despite persisting dry weather for most farms in the region, area farmers tailgate markets are bursting with vibrant veggies and flavorful fruits! Read the rest of this entry »

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Raspberries and peaches have made their debut at the Transylvania Farmers Market. Her Heartbeat Farm brought raspberries and Calee’s Coops has South Carolina grown peaches. Stay tuned — both fruits will arrive imminently at Asheville area farmers tailgate markets. Read the rest of this entry »

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ASAP likes to share stories of people who help us fulfill our mission. This month, in anticipation of the Farm Tour, we’ve spoken with Tom Elmore of Thatchmore Farm. Tom is a farmer who attends the Farm Tour as a visitor each year. Hear why Tom visits other farms, and purchase your pass today to attend the tour yourself on June 25-26!

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This is the time of year, when each and every week at area farmers tailgate markets brings a whole new landscape of fruits and vegetables. So many “firsts” of the season are cropping up, that it can be hard to keep track of it all! Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s a great time to shop at farmers tailgate markets! We are seeing the season starting to transition from spring crops to summer. Spring’s finest such as asparagus, strawberries, and scapes are just ending, and early season summer favorites like squash, cucumbers, and tomatoes, are starting to pop up at vendors’ tables. Plus, broccoli, kohlrabi, and much more are hitting their peak. Read the rest of this entry »

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Unique to area farmers tailgate markets are the moments that shoppers share with farmers and each other when they express enthusiasm for a new produce item: that excitement of finding your favorite fruit that has finally arrived at market; of finding a new variety of veggie that you hadn’t known existed; of finding a food your family cooked for you as a kid. For some folks, summer squash — particularly zucchini — can elicit such an exchange. Read the rest of this entry »

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