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This week is the official start of fall and it is surely reflected in the produce at area farmers tailgate markets. Read the rest of this entry »

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CLICK HERE to learn more about and submit your entry or entries to our 2013 Farm Tour Photo Contest! Entering the contest makes you eligible to win could win Asheville City Market Bucks and a free pass to next year’s Farm Tour! What’s more, winning photos will be used for the 2015 Farm Tour. Deadline to submit is midnight on Wednesday, September 24.

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A hint of fall was in the air this weekend at area farmers tailgate markets. The cooler weather is eagerly welcomed by some and reluctantly witnessed by others. Regardless of your feelings about autumn, it’s an indication of the newly emerging horizon of what’s fresh and available at market! Read the rest of this entry »

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September is a month of transition at area farmers tailgate markets. The days are getting shorter, and will soon get cooler; many summer items are tapering off, as we begin to see early fall produce emerging. Read the rest of this entry »

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There is so much that’s fresh at area farmers tailgate markets that the list is almost too long to mention! We’ve had a wonderful summer for produce, and vendors stands are surely reflecting that – every week they are piled high with delicious goods. Read the rest of this entry »

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On September 20 and 21, 37 farms will open their doors to the public for ASAP’s 2014 Farm Tour. Before the tour, ASAP hosts an annual orientation dinner for participating farms to network, share tips and insights, and review tour guidelines. Read the rest of this entry »

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Things are getting wild at area farmers tailgate markets! There are reports of wild foods such as foraged mushrooms, fermented veggies, and more! Read the rest of this entry »

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Summer is sweet and so are many of its crops. Satisfy your sweet tooth with local goods from area farmers tailgate markets! Stock the fridge with snacks such as honey, berries, grapes, baked goods, melons, and more! Read the rest of this entry »

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August is the perfect month for tomatoes at area farmers tailgate markets! Heirloom tomatoes are the royal family of the bunch – prized for their intense flavors, vibrant colors, and non-spherical shapes. You can eat them sliced with a pinch of salt, cooked in your favorite dishes, or as an all-American favorite: The Tomato Sandwich. Read the rest of this entry »

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There are always unique treasures to find at area farmers tailgate markets! In the midst of the the abundant summer produce, among heaping piles of zucchini, tomatoes, corn and peaches, we can lose sight of other offerings. Below are some lesser celebrated, but still exciting, fresh, and seasonal options to fill your basket at market. Read the rest of this entry »

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