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Are you looking for a fresh, Appalachian Grown turkey for your Thanksgiving table this year? Local farms are taking orders! Find out how to pre-order your bird, plus how the turkeys were raised, price per pound, and much more.  Keep in mind that most farms and retailers will sell out quickly so please be sure to order your turkey at least two weeks before Thanksgiving.

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It’s time to get to the bottom of things at area farmers tailgate markets, the bottom of plants, that is. Root vegetables are flourishing this fall, and there’s quite a variety of them! But not all root vegetables are actually roots, exactly. Roots can be true roots, as well as tubers, rhizomes, corms, and bulbs, which technically don’t function as roots, so much as underground stems. Read the rest of this entry »

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This week area farmers tailgate markets are ripe with apples, honey, and many other delicious fall finds! Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s fall, and that means your favorite tailgate market will likely be closing for the winter season soon. Below is a list of closing dates for all markets, and dates and locations for holiday markets. Not all locations will have winter or holiday markets. Some dates and locations have yet to be determined, so contact specific markets (listing on appalachiangrown.org) for more information. Don’t miss the last markets of the season! Read the rest of this entry »

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From time to time, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. For this post, our Local Food Research Center shares about a recent consulting project. Read the rest of this entry »

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This week at area farmers tailgate markets the vendor stands are full of color, mirroring the trees and mountains this time of year. Greens, reds, oranges and yellows are abundant in the peppers, winter squash, cabbage, potatoes, and more! There are even splashes of purple in kale, carrots, potatoes and rutabaga. Read the rest of this entry »

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ASAP’s new communications intern Greg Parlier will post a series of stories from the field demonstrating our impact in the community. Here’s the first post from Greg:

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Winter squash are taking over area farmers tailgate markets. There are so many varieties to choose from! Read the rest of this entry »

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You cozied up to alpacas, teased geese into a chorus, caught your kids petting (goat) kids, and were there with your lens when the peppers came out of the smoker. Thirty-four entrants submitted over 100 photos from ASAP’s two day, 37-farm 2014 Farm Tour last month, and finally, the winners are in. Read the rest of this entry »

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We’re using all parts of the sweet potato plant at area farmers tailgate markets! Though the greens from sweet potato plants aren’t as widely eaten as say spinach or kale, these greens are rich in nutrients and flavor! Read the rest of this entry »

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