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We’re nearly in the home stretch of summer. Just one more month and autumn will be upon us. In the meantime, while many of us bemoan the persistent heat, let’s not overlook the last of the magical abundance of the season, as we also welcome the very first signs of fall. 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 ASAP’s Local Food Experience, we’ve spoken with Dan Silo of Buxton Hall BBQ. Dan is a dedicated chef who is committed to sourcing and serving local. Hear why Dan loves what he does, and buy your ticket to the Local Food Experience today! Read the rest of this entry »

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The weather this year has not been kind to fruit. Late frosts in spring, hailstorms, and weeks of temporary drought followed by daily thunderstorms have left fruit altered in some cases, and limited their availability in others. Read the rest of this entry »

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There’s at least one hue of every color represented at area farmers tailgate markets. Farmers’ booths are vibrant and polychromatic. There’s a saying that goes: “Eat your colors.” Variety in the colors of your diet, may or may not live up to this advice, but it sure will make your fridge drawers look beautiful! Read the rest of this entry »

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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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