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Friday June 22nd, 2018 10:15 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

The past week has been a turning point for produce farmers this season; it feels like everything has come in at once! There’s still more produce to trickle in over the rest of June and through July, but this week sure was packed. What are some of the new things you can find this week?
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Friday June 15th, 2018 15:34 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Such an exciting time at area tailgate farmers markets — some of the most iconic summer produce arrived at markets this past week! From fruits to vegetables, the season is picking up, despite the rains that hit last month.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday June 1st, 2018 10:21 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

The rain keeps coming in the Southern Appalachians, but that hasn’t stopped area farmers from bringing a variety of spring harvest to area farmers tailgate markets.

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Wednesday May 23rd, 2018 10:24 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Memorial Day is this weekend! We’ve seen plenty of rain the past few weeks, so this could be your weekend to get out the grill. Find an abundance of local fixins at area farmers tailgate markets to toss on the grill or to make into yummy entrees and sides for your weekend festivities.

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Friday May 18th, 2018 10:52 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Spring produce is best known for its bright, crisp varieties, including sugar snap peas and kohlrabi. Both have made their first market appearances this year, but still only in small quantities, so get there early if you want to catch these treats.

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Friday May 11th, 2018 09:48 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Mother’s Day is this weekend, and you can get incredible, locally-made, last minute gifts from area farmers tailgate markets. In addition to produce, many farmers markets have crafts, body care and natural cleaning products, flowers, plant starts, and shelf-stable foods, which all make great gifts.

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Friday May 4th, 2018 10:30 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

The most iconic spring produce is asparagus and strawberry and both are coming in slowly this year. In the face of the limited supplies and late starts of these gems, it’s nice to focus on the certainty of staples at area tailgate farmers markets.

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Friday April 27th, 2018 09:55 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

This spring has been a hard one for farmers. Cold temperatures, high winds, and frozen precipitation have caused farmers to devise resourceful ways of protecting their fledgling plants. In the face of these conditions, farmers at tailgate markets may have a different haul of veggies than they may have intended to at the start of the season. In the face of these challenges it’s a great time to show your support of local farmers at area farmers tailgate markets.

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Thursday April 19th, 2018 12:00 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

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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Friday April 13th, 2018 11:56 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

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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