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It’s fall, and that means your favorite tailgate market will likely be closing for the winter season soon. Below is a list of closing dates for all markets, and dates and locations for holiday markets. Not all locations will have winter or holiday markets. Some dates and locations have yet to be determined, so contact specific markets (listing on for more information. Don’t miss the last markets of the season! Read the rest of this entry »

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From time to time, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. For this post, our Local Food Research Center shares about a recent consulting project. Read the rest of this entry »

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This week at area farmers tailgate markets the vendor stands are full of color, mirroring the trees and mountains this time of year. Greens, reds, oranges and yellows are abundant in the peppers, winter squash, cabbage, potatoes, and more! There are even splashes of purple in kale, carrots, potatoes and rutabaga. Read the rest of this entry »

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ASAP’s new communications intern Greg Parlier will post a series of stories from the field demonstrating our impact in the community. Here’s the first post from Greg:

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Winter squash are taking over area farmers tailgate markets. There are so many varieties to choose from! Read the rest of this entry »

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You cozied up to alpacas, teased geese into a chorus, caught your kids petting (goat) kids, and were there with your lens when the peppers came out of the smoker. Thirty-four entrants submitted over 100 photos from ASAP’s two day, 37-farm 2014 Farm Tour last month, and finally, the winners are in. Read the rest of this entry »

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We’re using all parts of the sweet potato plant at area farmers tailgate markets! Though the greens from sweet potato plants aren’t as widely eaten as say spinach or kale, these greens are rich in nutrients and flavor! Read the rest of this entry »

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Did you have a fun time on the 2014 Farm Tour? Take a look at what the Farm Tour was like from other participants’ perspectives!


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This week is the official start of fall and it is surely reflected in the produce at area farmers tailgate markets. Read the rest of this entry »

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CLICK HERE to learn more about and submit your entry or entries to our 2013 Farm Tour Photo Contest! Entering the contest makes you eligible to win could win Asheville City Market Bucks and a free pass to next year’s Farm Tour! What’s more, winning photos will be used for the 2015 Farm Tour. Deadline to submit is midnight on Wednesday, September 24.

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