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Monday November 17th, 2014 16:29 Fresh at Farmers Markets this Week

There’s no better meal than the feast on Thanksgiving to stuff your dinner dishes with local produce and ingredients. This year, area farmers tailgate markets have an abundance of appetizing foodstuffs to be thankful for, perfect for every component of the big meal. This Thanksgiving, get local!

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Tuesday November 11th, 2014 14:36 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Despite the recent snow, area farmers tailgate markets are as full as ever with delicious and colorful fare. The fall produce is abundant including squash, roots, and greens. Some summer veggies are also still around, such as tomatoes and peppers, not to mention all of the breads, cheeses and other amazing goods available at markets every week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday November 4th, 2014 12:49 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

A new and exciting item has popped up at area farmers tailgate markets this week: popcorn from Full Sun Farm (River Arts District Farmers Market, North Asheville Tailgate Market). All types of corn will pop to some degree, but popcorn-specific varieties have a hard enough shell around the kernel that causes pressure to build up and explode inside out. Full Sun Farm sells their popcorn on the cob. Pick the kernels off and cook on your stovetop, or place the whole cob in a paper bag in the microwave and the kernels will pop off straight from the cob! Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday October 28th, 2014 14:36 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

It’s time to get to the bottom of things at area farmers tailgate markets, the bottom of plants, that is. Root vegetables are flourishing this fall, and there’s quite a variety of them! But not all root vegetables are actually roots, exactly. Roots can be true roots, as well as tubers, rhizomes, corms, and bulbs, which technically don’t function as roots, so much as underground stems. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday October 21st, 2014 16:26 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

This week area farmers tailgate markets are ripe with apples, honey, and many other delicious fall finds! Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday October 14th, 2014 13:28 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

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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Wednesday October 8th, 2014 11:03 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

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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Tuesday September 30th, 2014 10:01 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

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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Tuesday September 23rd, 2014 14:45 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

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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