Vegetables are not necessarily relegated to one season only; some produce is available twice a year. This is due to their preference for the moderate temperatures of spring and fall. It’s incredibly exciting knowing that your favorite vegetable will be back again, fresh and local at area farmers tailgate markets, in just a few months.
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Thursday October 20th, 2016 14:59 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week
Friday October 14th, 2016 10:35 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week
Though summer fruits may be the most varied and abundant, autumn fruits are wonderfully crisp, and bursting with flavor! Read the rest of this entry »
Thursday October 6th, 2016 12:15 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week
Pumpkins, the winter squash behind the quintessential “fall flavor,” have begun to make their entrance at area farmers tailgate markets. But how much are pumpkins really behind the symbolic autumnal flavor, and what of it’s history? Read the rest of this entry »
Thursday September 29th, 2016 12:58 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week
Celery, one of the more limited veggies to be found at area farmers tailgate markets, is here now! Celery is limited in the length of its harvest season as well as how many farms grow and sell it. There are cooking applications that celery is used in that make its appearance at market particularly exciting — one of which as an ingredient in aromatics. Read the rest of this entry »
Thursday September 22nd, 2016 13:18 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week
Many fruits and vegetables are widely celebrated in the fall including apples, pumpkins and other winter squash. At area farmers tailgate markets, there are so many varieties of vegetables worthy of homage, yet unfortunately ignored by the mainstream autumnal attention. Sweet potatoes, arugula, sweet potato greens, and wild mushrooms, are just a few.
Friday September 16th, 2016 10:26 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week
Western North Carolina is in transition during the month of September. It’s not quite fall yet, and summer is still holding on. Area farmers tailgate markets reflect this acutely in their range of produce that still has vestiges of the heat and long days, with tell-tale veggies of crisp days to come. Read the rest of this entry »
Friday September 9th, 2016 13:32 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week
Discovering a new, unfamiliar, or unique product at market can make us feel like explorers seeing new lands for the first time on what would otherwise be a regular weekday afternoon or Saturday morning. Area farmers tailgate markets are full of fantastic and often uncharted culinary adventures. Read the rest of this entry »
Tuesday August 30th, 2016 11:06 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week
Despite the whispers and hints of fall in the early mornings and evenings, it’s certainly still summer at area farmers tailgate markets. This means there’s plenty of summer goodies like peppers, melons, figs, grapes, and other warm weather favorites. Read the rest of this entry »
Friday August 26th, 2016 11:06 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week
Preserving the harvest can seem daunting and overwhelming to someone preparing to try it for the first time. There are certainly routes for preservation that are intensive and laborious. But some methods take less time, know-how, and have fewer steps. Stock up on fruits and veggies that are great for preserving at area farmers tailgate markets. Read the rest of this entry »
Friday August 19th, 2016 12:24 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week
We’re nearly in the home stretch of summer. Just one more month and autumn will be upon us. In the meantime, while many of us bemoan the persistent heat, let’s not overlook the last of the magical abundance of the season, as we also welcome the very first signs of fall. Read the rest of this entry »