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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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Meet Two Trees Farm, one of the 11 new farms on ASAP’s Farm Tour. Two Trees Farm practices intensive agriculture and crop rotation and has a working blacksmith shop on their property. From now until September tune in for Farm Tour news, special offerings, and more farmer profiles. Read the rest of this entry »

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Summer is settling in nicely at area farmers tailgate markets! It’s quite the rainbow at vendors’ stalls – from purple eggplant to green squash, yellow tomatoes to blueberries, and orange peppers to pink beets – there’s as much for your eyes to feast on as there is to eat! Read the rest of this entry »

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Things are getting sweet at area farmers tailgate markets this week! Sweet corn, berries, melons, and more are sweeping vendors stalls. Read the rest of this entry »

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What’s fresh at area farmers tailgate markets this week? A better question would be, what isn’t! As we come to the peak of the summer growing season, the age old question of “what to eat for dinner” is harder than ever to decide. There’s so much more than can be mentioned here, so be sure to check out a market near you to discover the full range of exciting seasonal fare! Read the rest of this entry »

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To keep you up to date with changes to North Carolina tax laws and how it impacts farmers, we share with you the latest from our friends at North Carolina Farm Bureau:

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