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The very first sweet potatoes have been reported at area farmers tailgate markets. Sweet potatoes are beloved for their flavor and versatility — great in both savory dishes, such as sweet potato au gratin, and sweet dishes, like pies. Read the rest of this entry »

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There’s only one month left of summer and it’s starting to show at area farmers tailgate markets. Limited, late summer raspberries are peeking through the abundance of other more prolific produce, fall/winter varieties are starting to appear, and the air in the earliest hours of morning markets is starting to feel increasingly autumn-esque. Read the rest of this entry »

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What’s fresh at area farmers tailgate markets this week? With such a diverse and abundant array of produce at markets, it’s hard to include them all! Among vendors’ tables are summer squash, cucumbers, eggplants, potatoes, onions, garlic, okra, tomatoes, peppers, breads, cheeses, artisan products, mushrooms, melons, meats, and more. Read the rest of this entry »

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Every month, ASAP has been featuring one seasonal, local item as part of its “Get Local” campaign. August is tomato month, and, boy, is that true at area farmers tailgate markets. There are so many fantastic and flavorful varieties! There are innumerable ways to eat tomatoes, but here’s a couple of pretty exciting ideas that you may not have considered: Read the rest of this entry »

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Going to area farmers tailgate markets is more than just “going shopping.” The market can be an event — wonderful music, catching up with old friends, and connecting with folks that grow our food — a festive way to celebrate life, food, and our vibrant communities. Read the rest of this entry »

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Round things abound at area farmers tailgate markets. So many fruits and vegetables are rolling into season and onto vendors’ stands. Read the rest of this entry »

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ASAP likes to share stories of people who help us fulfill our mission, such as Omni Grove Park Inn chef, Philip Bollhoefer. Philip will be cooking at ASAP’s Local Summer Cookout coming up on August 13. Come out and support local food at a lovely brewery on a summer’s evening! Read the rest of this entry »

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Each and every week, area farmers tailgate markets have newly in-season vegetables and fruits to boast — there are almost too many to name here! What’s on the roster of just-arrived produce? Corn, okra, celery, and watermelons, to name but a few! Read the rest of this entry »

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There is no singular way to visit area farmers tailgate markets. Perhaps you stay the for multiple hours talking to everyone you know and see. Or, maybe you seek out foods to try that you’ve never eaten before. Farmers markets are an opportunity to have a range of new and interesting experiences, and try new flavors. At the same time, they’re venues full of familiarity; the veggies you know and love year after year, the friendly faces of farmers and community members. These local food community spaces are where the familiar and the out of the ordinary meet. Read the rest of this entry »

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Summer is in full gear and with it comes an abundance of farm fresh fruit including peaches, blackberries, plums, and tomatoes, from area farmers tailgate markets! And with Independence Day coming up on Saturday, there are plenty of grilling options for your holiday parties including local meats and veggies.
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