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Thanksgiving is here at area farmers tailgate markets! Stop by holiday markets this week for your last minute local ingredients.

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Walnuts

Whether you’re going traditional or unexpected with your Thanksgiving dishes, area farmers tailgate markets have got you covered! Here, we present some ideas for stars, sides, and sweets on both ends of the spectrum.

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Watermelon Radish

The runt of the fall produce litter is a big dog these days at area farmers markets! We’re talking about the typically tiny radish, an oft-overlooked root veggie that comes in a surprising number of varieties and sizes that are taking over tailgate tables now. (PS: It’s Get Local root veggie month, so also look for beets, turnips, and lots more.)

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Sweet Potatoes in All Shades

Last week, we shared several seasonal surprises available at farmers tailgate markets. This week, we’re surprised there are even more unexpected finds to be found! Look out for cardoon, sweet potatoes in all shades, and sugar snap and snow peas…

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Romanesco

Area farmers tailgate markets are chock full of fall favorites now—from apples to peppers and winter squash to roots galore; we’re talking beets, carrots, sweet potatoes, and more. But, they also offer seasonal surprises you might not be expecting! Keep your eyes peeled for…

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Local Broccoli

Cuckoo for crucifers? You’re cordially invited to a cabbage family reunion at area farmers tailgate markets this week! Most members—including broccoli, arugula, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, kohlrabi, daikon and other radishes, and bok choy—are at the party now; expect Brussels sprouts soon.

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Lettuce Mix

Romaine calm, there’s plenty of lettuce to go around at farmers tailgate markets this week! Bagged mixes and full heads of all types can be found now, including varieties with interesting names and looks: Try New Red Fire lettuce—with dark red ruffled leaves—from vendors including Gladheart Farm (Asheville City Market South, East Asheville Tailgate Market, Oakley Farmers Market). Or, opt for Freckles—an heirloom bright green lettuce with crimson red splashes—from vendors including Adelbert Farm (Oakley Farmers Market).

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Asian Pears

It’s the pearfect week to pick up pears at area farmers tailgate markets! While Asian pears—which taste like crisp, juicy apples—have been around for a bit, additional varieties are starting to arrive. Familiar Bartlett pears have been spotted at West Asheville Tailgate Market, and perhaps less-familiar Seckel pears have been spotted at North Asheville Tailgate Market.

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Cranberry Red Potatoes

Cooler weather got you craving soup? Consider tailgate markets your one-stop soup shop this week (and all throughout fall and winter, too)!

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Local Figs

Visit a tailgate market this week to see the fruits of farmers’ labor—we’re talking apples, Asian pears, figs, and more!

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