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In our region we have a longer growing season than most other parts of the country. With that said, farmers at area tailgate markets are still employing season extension practices to provide some of our favorite fruits and veggies for as long as possible. Read the rest of this entry »

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Area farmers tailgate markets are full of innovative farmers cultivating unique varieties of fruits and veggies. During spring, greens dominate the produce selection, and farmers are excited to bring both familiar and out of the ordinary varieties for shoppers to discover and try. Read the rest of this entry »

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Area farmers tailgate markets are brimming with wild, early spring delights! The first weeks of outdoor markets reflect the newness of the season, characterized by tender greens and native wild plants. Read the rest of this entry »

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Area farmers tailgate markets continue to open outside for spring this week. In Buncombe County, Asheville City Market- South opened this past Wednesday (April 6) and Weaverville Tailgate Market and French Broad Food Co-op Wednesday Tailgate Market both begins next Wednesday (April 13). For more market openings throughout Western North Carolina, check out 2016 Tailgate Market Opening Dates. Read the rest of this entry »

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Outdoor farmers tailgate markets are finally here! The following Buncombe County tailgate markets will open this week: Asheville City Market (April 2), Leicester Farmers Market (April 2), North Asheville Tailgate Market (April 2), and West Asheville Tailgate Market (April 5). See the full list of tailgate market opening dates across Western North Carolina. Read the rest of this entry »

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At farmers tailgate markets throughout the year, you can find a range of produce from A-Z. Since it’s the first week of spring, it seems fitting to focus on the first letter of the alphabet. What are some items at market you can find now that start with the letter A? Read the rest of this entry »

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The days now feel longer, thanks to daylight savings. These first rustlings of warmer weather and longer days stir up the inclination towards spring cleaning. For shoppers at the winter farmers markets, that can mean different things. Read the rest of this entry »

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With the warmer weather, we’re gearing up for outdoor farmers tailgate markets to open. But before they do, we have a few more weeks to visit indoor winter markets. Be sure to check out the vibrant, colorful indoor markets before they close for the season in the last week of March. Read the rest of this entry »

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Routines make up our lives. Some routines are daily, others weekly. For many, visiting indoor winter tailgate markets is part of their regular, Saturday routine. What these routines look like vary by individual and family, but one routine might look something like this: Read the rest of this entry »

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Just one more month of indoor winter tailgate markets! If you haven’t checked out what all of the excitement is about, be sure to visit before the end of March. Come see all of the wonderful farmers and other vendors who are making it possible to eat locally grown and produced food all year long!
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