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Despite the harsh drop in temperature this week, farmers still have the best of early spring on offer! Strawberries, ramps, and rhubarb have arrived at farmers tailgate markets, alongside many other exciting products.

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ASAP likes to share the stories of people who help us fulfill our mission. This month, we talk with Derek Powell, Executive Restaurant Chef for Cedric’s Tavern at Biltmore. Chef Powell recently did a local food taste test for the students at Fairview Elementary School. 

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As tailgate markets open in spring, farmers bring with them storage crops from last year, greenhouse-grown goods, and wild edibles, along with freshly harvested, outdoor-grown produce. Spring — especially early spring — isn’t the year’s most abundant time, but that’s no matter at area farmers tailgate markets — our industrious farmers have plenty of delicious produce on offer!

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 This week marks the first transitions from indoor winter markets to outdoor spring markets. What can you expect to find in the early weeks of spring at these first outdoor markets throughout the region?

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Just about time for outdoor tailgate markets!

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ASAP likes to share the stories of people who help us fulfill our mission. This month, we talk with Paige Witherington and Justin Dansby of Pitch Pine Farm in Transylvania County.
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Spring is here! This past Tuesday marked the first day of the season, and that means we’re thinking about the upcoming outdoor farmers tailgate market openings!

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We’re just a few weeks away from the first outdoor spring markets opening in the area. Over the next couple of months what can you expect from farmers markets?

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Winter farmers markets are a great opportunity to find new and exciting products to lift your spirits as winter holds on.

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Markets across the regions happen throughout the winter.

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