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Start your days off right with locally-sourced breakfasts using ingredients purchased at winter farmers markets.

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At the height of the growing season in the midst of summer, it’s easy to stumble upon things you’ve never tried at area farmers tailgate markets; there’s always a farmer trying out an unusual variety of vegetable or an uncommon fruit. It may seem then, that in the depths of winter, there’s nothing new, but alas, there are still discoveries to be had and new foods to try!  Read the rest of this entry »

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Winter farmers markets are great go-to stops for ingredients to make warming soups and stews.

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Does the warmer weather this week have you craving green things? Look no further than winter farmers markets to get your fix of green veggies from microgreens to cabbage, and many options in between.

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Winter markets opened in a blaze of green this past week. Collards, kale, lettuces, microgreens, mustard, and more dominated indoor winter market tables.

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The new year is upon us and a whole year of delicious local food is ahead! Start the year off at Asheville-area indoor winter farmers markets this Saturday, January 6.

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We were truly amazed at the number and diversity of our calendar contest photo submissions!

From beautiful farmscapes to gorgeous locally grown products to life and work on the farm, we loved seeing our community’s rich and unique local food and farm experiences. What an incredible depiction of local agriculture in our Southern Appalachian Mountains.

We appreciated and enjoyed all of our contest submissions, and thank all who participated. We can’t wait to do it again next year!

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to see our featured photo each month, and start taking pictures now to submit for next year’s calendar contest.

To pick up a free copy of our 2018 calendar check out your local winter market in January, or visit us at the ASAP Office. 

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This past weekend’s snow may have put you behind your gift-buying schedule but no worries, just stop by farmers markets this weekend to get all the gifts left on your list! Also, there’s still plenty of local food available for your regular weekly grocery shopping.

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All through the winter, area farmers tailgate markets are full of provisions from vegetables to meats, fruits to cheese, bread to eggs, and everything in between. Through the month of December, in addition to all the great food there are even MORE craft and gift vendors than throughout the rest of the year, so that you can do your holiday shopping while you buy your groceries!

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Small business Saturday may be in the past, but that doesn’t mean you’re out of time to shop small this holiday season! What does it mean to shop small? Putting your holiday dollars towards local small businesses in your community. Area farmers tailgate markets are the perfect opportunity to do just that!

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