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We were truly amazed at the number and diversity of our calendar contest photo submissions!

From beautiful farmscapes to gorgeous locally grown products to life and work on the farm, we loved seeing our community’s rich and unique local food and farm experiences. What an incredible depiction of local agriculture in our Southern Appalachian Mountains.

We appreciated and enjoyed all of our contest submissions, and thank all who participated. We can’t wait to do it again next year!

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to see our featured photo each month, and start taking pictures now to submit for next year’s calendar contest.

To pick up a free copy of our 2018 calendar check out your local winter market in January, or visit us at the ASAP Office. 

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This past weekend’s snow may have put you behind your gift-buying schedule but no worries, just stop by farmers markets this weekend to get all the gifts left on your list! Also, there’s still plenty of local food available for your regular weekly grocery shopping.

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All through the winter, area farmers tailgate markets are full of provisions from vegetables to meats, fruits to cheese, bread to eggs, and everything in between. Through the month of December, in addition to all the great food there are even MORE craft and gift vendors than throughout the rest of the year, so that you can do your holiday shopping while you buy your groceries!

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Small business Saturday may be in the past, but that doesn’t mean you’re out of time to shop small this holiday season! What does it mean to shop small? Putting your holiday dollars towards local small businesses in your community. Area farmers tailgate markets are the perfect opportunity to do just that!

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Holidays — no matter where in the world — are predicated on stories. Stories about religious figures, historical accounts, or momentous events; the origins of people, places, and ideas. This holiday season, add the story of your meal to the mix: the story of the farms and farmers that grew your food; of their journey to starting or taking over the farm; of the pastoral fields with mountain backdrops; of the heirloom variety of squash; of the trip to the farmers market to get it.

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Farmers, especially those here in our region, are remarkable. They’re up against so many odds, and they still deliver the most exquisite — in both flavor and aesthetics — produce, meats, cheeses, and more to area farmers tailgate markets each week.

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Are you looking for a fresh, Appalachian Grown™ turkey for your Thanksgiving table? Local farms and businesses are taking orders! Find out how to pre-order your bird, plus how the turkeys were raised, price per pound, and much more.

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When thinking about the colors of autumn, it is typical to think of fall foliage. The fall produce at area farmers tailgate markets is a splendid array of shades and hues that should not be passed by!

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Warming, wholesome, and hearty — soup is the perfect meal as the temperature continues to drop, and area farmers tailgate markets are full of inspirational ingredients for a perfect pot of soup.

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The changing leaves and long-overdue crisp chilly weather has our attentions turned to fall foods, such as apples.

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