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Everyone is full of cheer at area farmers tailgate markets, welcoming the arrival of the holiday season. Starting this week many markets will have special events in honor of the beginning of the winter. Market managers, vendors, and farmers want to celebrate with you, and say thank you for supporting them this past year! Read the rest of this entry »

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In the Southern Appalachians it’s easy to fill your Thanksgiving table with a cornucopia of local food! There are many holiday tailgate markets open this week where you can shop for your feast.  Lauren Hoffman, one of ASAP’s communications interns, wants to share some locally-inspired dish ideas that incorporate ingredients from these markets for your holiday menu! Read the rest of this entry »

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There’s no better meal than the feast on Thanksgiving to stuff your dinner dishes with local produce and ingredients. This year, area farmers tailgate markets have an abundance of appetizing foodstuffs to be thankful for, perfect for every component of the big meal. This Thanksgiving, get local!

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Carrots, Beets, Radishes

It’s fall, and that means your favorite tailgate market will likely be closing for the winter season soon. Below is a list of closing dates for all markets, and dates and locations for holiday markets. Not all locations will have winter or holiday markets. Some dates and locations have yet to be determined, so contact specific markets (listing on appalachiangrown.org) for more information. Don’t miss the last markets of the season! Read the rest of this entry »

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The final holiday markets of the season are this week and weekend. Snag a tree if you still need one, along with wreaths and other decorative greenery; find perfect gifts for party hosts, friends, and family—or a little something for you; and get the freshest local food for your feast (meats, cheeses, veggies, you name it).

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Hand Lotion

Need a cure for the winter blues—whether you’ve got a cold or the flu or just wish the sun would come out a bit more? Holiday farmers tailgate markets have got you covered!

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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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Local Garlic

It’s time to turn our market report’s focus to Thanksgiving. After all, the food-filled holiday is just around the corner. But, don’t stress! Area farmers tailgate markets are there to help you make the freshest, best-tasting meal possible. Here’s a rundown of what you can shop for this week and go ahead and check off your list.

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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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