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It’s a sweet time to be in Western North Carolina. This past week has brought an abundance of newly arrived fruits to area farmers tailgate markets!
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The weather this year has not been kind to fruit. Late frosts in spring, hailstorms, and weeks of temporary drought followed by daily thunderstorms have left fruit altered in some cases, and limited their availability in others. Read the rest of this entry »

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There’s at least one hue of every color represented at area farmers tailgate markets. Farmers’ booths are vibrant and polychromatic. There’s a saying that goes: “Eat your colors.” Variety in the colors of your diet, may or may not live up to this advice, but it sure will make your fridge drawers look beautiful! Read the rest of this entry »

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The fruit you’ve been dreaming of during every summer cookout is finally at area farmers tailgate markets: watermelon. Multiple melons have made their debut of the season this past week! Read the rest of this entry »

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Finally, almost all of the summer’s favorite fruits can be found at area farmers tailgate markets. July is the height, the heart, and the heat of the growing season, bringing with it so much beautiful abundance. Read the rest of this entry »

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Raspberries and peaches have made their debut at the Transylvania Farmers Market. Her Heartbeat Farm brought raspberries and Calee’s Coops has South Carolina grown peaches. Stay tuned — both fruits will arrive imminently at Asheville area farmers tailgate markets. Read the rest of this entry »

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Going to area farmers tailgate markets is more than just “going shopping.” The market can be an event — wonderful music, catching up with old friends, and connecting with folks that grow our food — a festive way to celebrate life, food, and our vibrant communities. Read the rest of this entry »

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Summer is in full gear and with it comes an abundance of farm fresh fruit including peaches, blackberries, plums, and tomatoes, from area farmers tailgate markets! And with Independence Day coming up on Saturday, there are plenty of grilling options for your holiday parties including local meats and veggies.
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Summer is the sweetest of all the seasons. Fruit and sweet vegetable varieties are becoming more abundant at area farmers tailgate markets as the weeks march towards the solstice. This week, as strawberries made their exit, cherries and peaches take center stage. Read the rest of this entry »

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September is a month of transition at area farmers tailgate markets. The days are getting shorter, and will soon get cooler; many summer items are tapering off, as we begin to see early fall produce emerging. Read the rest of this entry »

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