Throughout the year in many different state-wide locations, ASAP and RAFI-USA (Rural Advancement Foundation International) will facilitate “Making the Most of your Market” workshops. These workshops are a part of a new initiative, Connect2Direct, created by partners ASAP and RAFI-USA in order to support the development of farmers tailgate markets in North Carolina. Lauren Hoffman, a communications intern for ASAP, wrote this first-hand account of a workshop held in West Jefferson, NC.
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Dec 11, 2014
ASAP & RAFI-USA Host Workshops State-wide
Nov 24, 2014
Fresh at Farmers Markets this Week
Thanksgiving is here at area farmers tailgate markets! Stop by holiday markets this week for your last minute local ingredients.
Jul 09, 2014
Latest on NC Sales Tax Laws
Apr 23, 2014
NC Farmers Markets: Incubators of Innovation
Why are farmers markets important to our community? The following is an excerpt from presentation by ASAP’s Executive Director Charlie Jackson to the NC House Committee on Food Desert Zones.
Apr 01, 2014
Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week
Outdoor farmers tailgate markets are finally here! Read the rest of this entry »
Mar 25, 2014
What’s Fresh at Tailgate Markets
The beginning of spring is here and there’s buzz about outdoor tailgate markets opening up at long last! But before they do open, be sure to stop by the last of the indoor winter markets this week.
Mar 19, 2014
Tailgate Market Opening Dates
The trees are about to turn green again, and soon you’ll be able to find greens at your local tailgate markets, too! Area farmers will soon be setting up outdoors for the new growing season.
Getting to the bottom of this new tax law and how it applies to farmers markets and their vendors has been a long strange trip. Though I think we are far from the end of this saga, recent information and conversations lead me to conclude that we can reasonably interpret that the new tax laws (NCGS 66-255) do not apply to most farmers market managers in NC.
Mar 05, 2014
Fresh at Winter Farmers Markets This Week
Market season really starts swinging in April, but there are plenty of markets during the winter months!