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Friday December 8th, 2017 08:36 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

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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Friday December 1st, 2017 13:18 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

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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Wednesday November 15th, 2017 10:38 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Holidays — no matter where in the world — are predicated on stories. Stories about religious figures, historical accounts, or momentous events; the origins of people, places, and ideas. This holiday season, add the story of your meal to the mix: the story of the farms and farmers that grew your food; of their journey to starting or taking over the farm; of the pastoral fields with mountain backdrops; of the heirloom variety of squash; of the trip to the farmers market to get it.

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Wednesday November 8th, 2017 11:52 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Farmers, especially those here in our region, are remarkable. They’re up against so many odds, and they still deliver the most exquisite — in both flavor and aesthetics — produce, meats, cheeses, and more to area farmers tailgate markets each week.

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Friday November 3rd, 2017 10:46 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

When thinking about the colors of autumn, it is typical to think of fall foliage. The fall produce at area farmers tailgate markets is a splendid array of shades and hues that should not be passed by!

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Friday October 27th, 2017 08:24 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Warming, wholesome, and hearty — soup is the perfect meal as the temperature continues to drop, and area farmers tailgate markets are full of inspirational ingredients for a perfect pot of soup.

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Friday October 20th, 2017 10:59 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

The changing leaves and long-overdue crisp chilly weather has our attentions turned to fall foods, such as apples.

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Friday October 13th, 2017 10:59 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

The summer-like weather of the past week feels quite at odds with the changing leaves and October dates. This juxtaposition of the seasons is also reflected in the produce at market: there’s winter squash, broccoli, and sweet potatoes, yet there are also still tomatoes, cucumbers, and okra to be found, as well as other delights not as emblematic of either season.

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Friday October 6th, 2017 11:25 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Cruciferous vegetables, also known as brassicas, are autumnal superstars. Broccoli, cauliflower, romanesco, cabbage, kohlrabi, and other varieties are just now beginning to come into full swing. Broccoli is back and other brassica are on their way!

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Friday September 29th, 2017 10:02 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

The return of the root vegetables is imminent. Though some root veggies are around for most of the year — for example, potatoes last from midsummer harvests through their midwinter storage crops — other root vegetables come and go. Radishes and turnips have just begun to appear at farmers’ stands, and more (carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, etc) are on their way.

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