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Friday February 24th, 2017 10:01 Fresh at Winter Farmers Markets This Week

Breakfast looks wildly different across the world — some cultures fill up on hearty fare, while others go lighter with the morning meal. No matter your preference, you can pick up ingredients at area farmers tailgate markets to fix a breakfast that’s just right for you. Standard regional breakfast fare abounds: eggs, bacon, bread, grits, potatoes, and cheese. But what about some playful and unconventional options?

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Thursday February 16th, 2017 14:15 Fresh at Winter Farmers Markets This Week

Farms can cultivate all sorts of things on the land — from fruits and veggies to fibers and flowers, milks, meats, mushrooms, and more. When folks think of area tailgate markets, they often think of veggies — and for good reason, as vegetables often abound at markets — but there’s a whole cornucopia that can be available on Saturday mornings, even throughout the winter.

Farmers at markets are producing meat that is unparalleled in quality. Farm-raised, grass-fed, pastured, humanely raised, organic — ask your local farmers what practices they use for more precise insight. They’ll be happy to tell you all about the methods behind the meat.
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Thursday February 9th, 2017 11:14 Fresh at Winter Farmers Markets This Week

There’s something about a really great loaf of bread that speaks to our stomachs and our souls in wonderful ways. The texture and flavor of wood-fired oven baked sourdoughs are unparalleled. At area farmers tailgate markets, bakers have some of the best breads around.
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Friday February 3rd, 2017 13:14 Fresh at Winter Farmers Markets This Week

Area farmers tailgates are fully stocked to equip your full week’s worth of meals: bread, eggs, chocolate milk, bacon for breakfast; cheese, greens, apples, and all the fixins for leftovers at lunch; and a wide range of roots veggies, squashes, dark leafy greens, and more for dinner. The possibilities are endless!
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Thursday January 26th, 2017 14:30 Fresh at Winter Farmers Markets This Week

Eating with the season — not the same foods or dishes month after month — allows the vegetables and dishes we consume to mirror the time of year and our bodies’ responses to the weather. Spring is light and green with small bursts of sweetness, much like the new leaves and budding blooms. Summer is brimming with so many flavors and colors, all juicy, vibrant, and full. Fall is rich and earthier — as the leaves move towards the ground, so do our foods’ colors and flavors. Winter is the most grounded, with root vegetables, hardy greens, wholesome grains, and fermented foods (which traditionally were fermented underground). Winter has always been a time to hunker down, and our seasonal, local foods help us to do so.

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Friday January 20th, 2017 10:30 Fresh at Winter Farmers Markets This Week

The doors are set to open into the main room of the Asheville Masonic Temple — where Asheville City Market winter vendors have set up tables full of their products — and the atmosphere is anticipatory, festive, and full of excitement. In the entryway, a trio of musicians play old bluegrass tunes, and early-arriving customers order coffee and breakfast pastries (filled with local veggies grown by farmers at the market) while chatting merrily with one another.

Indoor winter farmers markets in Western North Carolina — including the Asheville City Market — offer shoppers and visitors a very different experience from the outdoor spring-through-fall markets. The produce selection follows the seasons, of course, but their smaller size and indoor locations make them feel more intimate than their warm-weather counterparts. They feel more like community events than simple errand stops to pick up weekly groceries.

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Friday January 13th, 2017 12:24 Fresh at Winter Farmers Markets This Week

With all the snow last weekend, area winter farmers markets didn’t get to shine on their opening day. Some Asheville City Market vendors and shoppers did come out and brave the weather, but overall last weekend was not the bustling winter markets we’re used to.

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Friday January 6th, 2017 10:46 Fresh at Winter Farmers Markets This Week

The new year is upon us and a whole year of delicious local food is ahead! Start the year off at Asheville-area indoor winter farmers markets this Saturday, January 7.

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Friday December 16th, 2016 12:56 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

This weekend is the last chance to get gifts, meal ingredients, and anything else you need for the holidays at area farmers tailgate markets. Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday December 8th, 2016 13:48 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

‘Tis the time of year for giving. Or rather, the time of year to gather what you’ll give in just a few weeks. Food and beverages make perfect presents, and area farmers tailgate markets have so much to offer! Read the rest of this entry »

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