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Friday September 21st, 2018 11:11 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

What does comfort food mean to you? Is it indulgent, like macaroni and cheese or ice cream? Or is it healthy and wholesome, perhaps chicken soup? Or nostalgic, a family recipe you ate throughout childhood? No matter which, area farmers tailgate markets have the locally grown ingredients for all your comfort food needs.

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Thursday September 13th, 2018 09:58 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

When you think of area farmers tailgate markets, do you only think of produce? Sure, fruits and vegetables are certainly crucial to a successful market trip, but there are many other staples available at markets that round out your grocery list.

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Friday September 7th, 2018 10:06 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Soon, as September deepens, apples will come to completely dominate as the fruit of the season. But before we get there, a diverse collection of fruits can captivate our culinary attentions now. Some have been around at area farmers tailgate markets for a little while now but bear further notice, while others are just arriving.

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Thursday August 30th, 2018 09:29 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

This past week may have ushered in the start of school, but seasonally, summer isn’t over yet. Area farmers tailgate markets are still full of summer fare, though some favorites may disappear soon, so get ‘em while you can.

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Friday August 24th, 2018 11:09 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

It’s back to school time, and area farmers tailgate markets have all the lunch and snack foods to pack for your kids. Don’t have kids? You can pack these same foods for your own “bag lunch” to take to work.
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Thursday August 16th, 2018 13:56 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Area tailgate farmers markets are full of fresh farmed fare, but there’s also wild-harvested finds such as mushrooms to find. Some mushrooms are cultivated much like other produce, for example Shiitakes and Oyster mushrooms, but so many of the most culinarily delectable mushrooms must be foraged for.

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Friday August 10th, 2018 10:43 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

There are the faintest whispers of fall already, such as a few crisp, chilly mornings. At area farmers tailgate markets, those whispers are coming in the form of some of the first fall produce. Last week we talked about the delicata and kuri winter squash. And this week, there’s more fall fare making its way to market. 

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Friday August 3rd, 2018 09:59 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

It always feels strange to write about winter squash in August, but each year the first of these beauties appear at area farmers markets mid-summer.

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Friday July 27th, 2018 10:14 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Remember as kids playing that it was opposite day? This week we’re bringing an ‘opposite day’ approach to farmers market fare with suggestions for desserts made from vegetables, and savory dishes made with fruit.

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Friday July 20th, 2018 10:14 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Turn your at-home dinner into a gourmet feast without going to a restaurant by shopping at area farmer tailgate markets. Local farmers have unique varieties of vegetables that can provide infinite inspiration to make your meals magnificent.

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