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Thursday June 30th, 2016 14:58 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

As we pass the Summer Solstice, markets are entering into their peak season and debuting many summer favorites. Despite persisting dry weather for most farms in the region, area farmers tailgate markets are bursting with vibrant veggies and flavorful fruits! Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday June 24th, 2016 11:31 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Raspberries and peaches have made their debut at the Transylvania Farmers Market. Her Heartbeat Farm brought raspberries and Calee’s Coops has South Carolina grown peaches. Stay tuned — both fruits will arrive imminently at Asheville area farmers tailgate markets. Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday June 17th, 2016 11:18 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

This is the time of year, when each and every week at area farmers tailgate markets brings a whole new landscape of fruits and vegetables. So many “firsts” of the season are cropping up, that it can be hard to keep track of it all! Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday June 10th, 2016 13:56 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

It’s a great time to shop at farmers tailgate markets! We are seeing the season starting to transition from spring crops to summer. Spring’s finest such as asparagus, strawberries, and scapes are just ending, and early season summer favorites like squash, cucumbers, and tomatoes, are starting to pop up at vendors’ tables. Plus, broccoli, kohlrabi, and much more are hitting their peak. Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday June 2nd, 2016 13:20 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Unique to area farmers tailgate markets are the moments that shoppers share with farmers and each other when they express enthusiasm for a new produce item: that excitement of finding your favorite fruit that has finally arrived at market; of finding a new variety of veggie that you hadn’t known existed; of finding a food your family cooked for you as a kid. For some folks, summer squash — particularly zucchini — can elicit such an exchange. Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday May 27th, 2016 12:15 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Kohlrabi is a beautiful, unique, and delicious vegetable, that is arguably vastly undervalued and sometimes misunderstood. It has a funny sounding name, a peculiar shape, and it’s a fairly uncommon vegetable in standard American cookbooks. At area farmers markets, that may be changing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday May 20th, 2016 15:36 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Amidst the hype of strawberries, more delicious new spring fruits and veggies continue to arrive at area farmers tailgate markets. Broccoli, rhubarb, garlic scapes, and snap peas are all making their debut. Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday May 13th, 2016 10:50 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Strawberries, greens, turnips, radishes and more continue to cover farmers tables at area tailgate markets. There’s more than just produce, also look out for meats, eggs, cheeses, breads, baked goods, and crafts. And, as spring markets get rolling, meet more growers and producers and build relationships to foster throughout the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday May 6th, 2016 10:23 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Deep reds and purples have arrived at area farmers tailgate markets to rival the bright greens of early spring that have blanketed farmers’ tables up until now. Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday April 29th, 2016 13:46 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

In our region we have a longer growing season than most other parts of the country. With that said, farmers at area tailgate markets are still employing season extension practices to provide some of our favorite fruits and veggies for as long as possible. Read the rest of this entry »

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