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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.

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Friday August 12th, 2016 14:58 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

The weather this year has not been kind to fruit. Late frosts in spring, hailstorms, and weeks of temporary drought followed by daily thunderstorms have left fruit altered in some cases, and limited their availability in others. Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday August 5th, 2016 13:08 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

There’s at least one hue of every color represented at area farmers tailgate markets. Farmers’ booths are vibrant and polychromatic. There’s a saying that goes: “Eat your colors.” Variety in the colors of your diet, may or may not live up to this advice, but it sure will make your fridge drawers look beautiful! Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday July 29th, 2016 10:26 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

The fruit you’ve been dreaming of during every summer cookout is finally at area farmers tailgate markets: watermelon. Multiple melons have made their debut of the season this past week! Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday July 22nd, 2016 13:17 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Summer is the quintessential time for outings of all kinds. Area farmers tailgate markets are great for an in-town, close-to-home excursion: experience new foods, cultivate community, hear live music, and bring home delicious goodies direct from local farmers. Read the rest of this entry »

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