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Winter farmers tailgate markets may be smaller than their counterparts during the other seasons of the year, but that doesn’t mean that they’re any less remarkable or exciting! They are still filled with a plethora of delicious farm-fresh products, baked goods, and more! What can you expect to find at winter markets? Read on to find out. Read the rest of this entry »

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Last week winter farmers markets were closed due to the snow. Lamenting the lack of markets last week, too? Here’s some of what you can expect for this week, as well as some ideas about what you can do if this happens again this winter. Read the rest of this entry »

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Winter Farmers Markets create opportunities for us to connect with local farmers and pick up produce such as potatoes, carrots, kale, salad greens, and other staples all year long. For some, shopping at the winter markets are a new experience while for others it’s deeply entrenched in their weekly routine.

New to the market, or looking for ideas about how to make the most of your visit? Here are some tips for shopping at the winter market: Read the rest of this entry »

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The winter months are here and so are the indoor farmers tailgate markets! Two markets opened this past week to large enthusiastic crowds. Fortunately, both the Asheville City Winter Market and the YMCA Indoor Winter Market have more vendors than in past years, and more than enough produce to meet the growing winter demand. Both markets had local greens, root vegetables, microgreens, onions, pickles, eggs, meat, cheeses, bread, snacks, and much more.

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Holiday shopping is down to the wire. Still haven’t found the perfect gift? Don’t fret, just stop by area farmers tailgate markets this week! Here are some highlights of what you might find for your weekly food list and gift ideas, which may even overlap. Read the rest of this entry »

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watermelon pangaeaThe following is a story from Gabriel Noard of Pangaea Plants. Please donate to ASAP to enable us to fulfill our mission to help farmers like Gabriel every day. Read the rest of this entry »

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Despite what some people may believe, local food does not disappear in December. Area farmers tailgate markets are full of provisions that run the gamut from vegetables to meats, fruits to cheese, bread to eggs, and everything in between. In addition to all the great food, there are even MORE craft vendors than throughout the rest of the year, so that you can do your holiday shopping while you buy your groceries! Here are some highlights of what you might find for your weekly food list and gift ideas, which may even overlap. Check back next week too for more highlights this holiday season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Our local farmers, producers, and crafters prepare creative and beautiful gifts for the holiday season at area farmers tailgate markets. Each week this December, we’ll bring you highlights of what you can find at holiday markets. But, we won’t be able to include anywhere near all of it, so you’ll have to visit the markets yourself to discover everything they have to offer. And, don’t worry — there’s also still plenty of local food available for your regular weekly grocery shopping. Read the rest of this entry »

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The weekend after Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season. This year, forgo Black Friday and Cyber Monday and make it Local Saturday at area farmers tailgate markets. Read the rest of this entry »

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Area farmers tailgate markets have an abundance of appetizing foods to be thankful for, perfect for every component of your Thanksgiving meal. Whether it be a traditional or unconventional dish, local farmers and food artisans have such a wide array of produce, staples, and prepared goods, that you can let your creative culinary side shine. This Thanksgiving, get local! Read the rest of this entry »

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