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‘Tis the time of year for giving. Or rather, the time of year to gather what you’ll give in just a few weeks. Food and beverages make perfect presents, and area farmers tailgate markets have so much to offer! Read the rest of this entry »

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Halloween is coming up fast, and though produce typically does not fit into the holiday’s emphasis on candy, area farmers markets still have wares to contribute to your festivities! Read the rest of this entry »

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Pumpkins, the winter squash behind the quintessential “fall flavor,” have begun to make their entrance at area farmers tailgate markets. But how much are pumpkins really behind the symbolic autumnal flavor, and what of it’s history? Read the rest of this entry »

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It has been a light year for honey, according to apiaries at area farmers tailgate markets. Honey has always been a special, prized treat in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, but on a year such as this — drought-like conditions scattered throughout the growing season — it is even more dear. Read the rest of this entry »

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This week area farmers tailgate markets are ripe with apples, honey, and many other delicious fall finds! Read the rest of this entry »

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Summer is sweet and so are many of its crops. Satisfy your sweet tooth with local goods from area farmers tailgate markets! Stock the fridge with snacks such as honey, berries, grapes, baked goods, melons, and more! 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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Blue Ridge Apiaries Bees

Did you know that Asheville is the first Bee City USA?! The pioneering designation came last year; to keep the momentum humming along, the folks behind the proclamation have dreamed up a big Pollination Celebration, with events running through June 22. What’s more, it’s Get Local honey month! Here’s the buzz from Bee City USA Director Phyllis Stiles.

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Local Honey

Why did ASAP pick honey as the Get Local focus for June? We were just going with the flow!

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Local Lasagne

The BIG event we affectionately call BOF—our 10th annual Business of Farming Conference—is exactly one week away: Saturday, February 23! The menu is anything but your average conference fare. It’s all locally sourced, of course, and as fresh and delicious as it can get. So, this week’s ‘top 10’ list is all about the food…

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