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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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At farmers tailgate markets throughout the year, you can find a range of produce from A-Z. Since it’s the first week of spring, it seems fitting to focus on the first letter of the alphabet. What are some items at market you can find now that start with the letter A? Read the rest of this entry »

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Routines make up our lives. Some routines are daily, others weekly. For many, visiting indoor winter tailgate markets is part of their regular, Saturday routine. What these routines look like vary by individual and family, but one routine might look something like this: Read the rest of this entry »

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The weekend after Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season. This year, forgo Black Friday and Cyber Monday and make it Local Saturday at area farmers tailgate markets. Read the rest of this entry »

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Area farmers tailgate markets have an abundance of appetizing foods to be thankful for, perfect for every component of your Thanksgiving meal. Whether it be a traditional or unconventional dish, local farmers and food artisans have such a wide array of produce, staples, and prepared goods, that you can let your creative culinary side shine. This Thanksgiving, get local! Read the rest of this entry »

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Along with the weather, trees, and wildlife, area farmers tailgate markets are in transition this time of year. Some markets are still operating under winter schedules, while others are opening outside for the first time this year. Be sure to check the dates and hours of your favorite markets before heading out. Read the rest of this entry »

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Baby, it’s cold outside and area farmers markets have the goods to keep you warm. Hearty, starchy, baked goods will do the trick, and at market, cookies, cakes, tarts, turnovers and breads abound! Read the rest of this entry »

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Winter farmers tailgate markets are going strong with farm-fresh local food offerings every week. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, than by shopping for or with loved ones at a winter tailgate market! Markets have great gift ideas such as chocolates, baked goods, and jewelry, as well as plenty of produce, including lettuces and greens, potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, microgreens, and turnips. And don’t forget to pick up local meats, cheeses, eggs, and plenty more!

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When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing better than something hot to eat or drink. At area farmers tailgate markets, there are piping hot beverages and plenty of options to create your favorite warm, steaming dishes at home. Read the rest of this entry »

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August is the perfect month for tomatoes at area farmers tailgate markets! Heirloom tomatoes are the royal family of the bunch – prized for their intense flavors, vibrant colors, and non-spherical shapes. You can eat them sliced with a pinch of salt, cooked in your favorite dishes, or as an all-American favorite: The Tomato Sandwich. Read the rest of this entry »

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