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Fixings for summer salads of all kinds, veggies fit for frying, and so much more can be found at area farmers tailgate markets now. July is high time for everything summer, light, delicious salads and scrumptious fried delights are some highlights this week! Not to mention all the fruits, snacking veggies, root veggies, meats, cheeses, breads, baked goods, and more that are just waiting for you to discover! Read the rest of this entry »

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In the cold winter weather, it’s so wonderful to shop for local produce in a cozy environment. But it’s not too cozy, it’s still exciting — from week to week, there are differences in markets that keep them new and fresh. Some vendors come, some go, some visit every other week, and which products they have for purchase and sample ebb and flow. Don’t take my word for it — visit a market this Saturday (and then again, next Saturday), and see for yourself. Read the rest of this entry »

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Things are cooling down at area farmers tailgate markets. Most area farms experienced frost conditions this past week. Frost can mean trouble for some crops, but for others it is a welcome occurrence — it can sweeten some vegetable varieties, and who doesn’t like their daily dose of vegetables to be sweeter? Read the rest of this entry »

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With all the dry weather throughout the summer, farmers were hoping for rain, but as the adage goes, “be careful what you wish for.” Farmers have not been affected uniformly by the heavy rains that hit the region last week; each farm has different soil type, elevation/gradient of their fields, microclimate (which affected how much rain they got), and growing practices (raised beds, tunnels, etc). The variation in produce affected by the rain at area farmers tailgate markets this week will vary from farm to farm. Read the rest of this entry »

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ASAP’s new communications intern Greg Parlier will post a series of stories from the field demonstrating our impact in the community. Here’s the first post from Greg:

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Celebration is in the air this week at area farmers tailgate markets! Fourth of July is around the corner and we’re getting ready to fire up those grills, make some potato salad and coleslaw, and eat succulent summer fruit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Outdoor farmers tailgate markets are finally here! 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!

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A warm weather spell is coming to the mountains, and while spring is not yet here, there are still plenty of farm-fresh products for sale at winter tailgate farmers markets. What can you find? How about turnips, cabbage, apples, sweet potatoes, eggs, red beets, goat cheese, baked goods, local meat, and more!

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Valentine’s Day is this coming Friday, and what better way to celebrate with your sweetie than warming up at a winter farmers tailgate market!

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