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ASAP’s Annual CSA Fair is just around the corner on March 12 (in Asheville) and March 17 (in Boone). In anticipation of the growing season, we had a few of the farms participating in the Asheville CSA Fair share their favorite recipes! These recipes are perfect for incorporating the bounty of a CSA share in your own kitchen.

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Local Apples

It’s fall, y’all, and that means we’re shining the Get Local spotlight on local apples! Last year was a difficult one for area apple growers. Luckily, it’s a different story in 2013.

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Winning Tomato Tart

We asked for your best tomato recipes, and we got ’em! Thanks for submitting your scrumptious summer creations to our Tomato Recipe Contest, and thanks for sharing your stories of recipe inspiration. Now, get cooking…

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Heirloom Tomato

ASAP and Asheville Scene’s Tomato Recipe Contest

We know for you, tomato lovers, that nothing beats the taste of a farm-fresh local mater all on its own. But, we also know that you get creative in the summertime, including tomatoes in all kinds of dishes so you can enjoy the season’s bounty morning, noon, and night. Do you add a pinch of a surprising spice to your tomato sauce? Enjoy them for dessert? Share your favorite, most innovative tomato recipes with us and Asheville Scene!

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Each week, our programs take you behind the scenes of their work. We’ve been talking a lot about the new asapconnections.org. But, growing-minds.org got a redesign not too long ago, too! So this week, our Growing Minds Farm to School Program takes you on a tour of their wondrous website. 

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You’ll know from this week’s regular Fresh at Farmers Markets posting that local farms continue to bring fresh produce and proteins of all kinds to tailgates. Specifically, fall must-haves like stew meats, winter squash, and apples abound. But let’s go beyond what’s fresh!

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