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Friday January 14th, 2022 10:03 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Though we’re certainly getting cold temperatures now, a warmer than usual December accounts for lots of produce variety at winter farmers markets now. In addition to storage veggies like squash and sweet potatoes, hardy greens like kale and mustard, and winter stalwarts like radishes and salad turnips, we’ve also spotted early snow peas and broccoli.

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Friday January 7th, 2022 11:37 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

We’ll have three weekly farmers tailgate market options in Buncombe County this winter! In addition to the winter market versions of ASAP Farmers Market and River Arts District Farmers Market, Weaverville Tailgate Market will now offer a year-round shopping opportunity with an indoor market on Wednesdays at Weaverville Community Center. 

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Friday December 17th, 2021 09:46 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Whatever holiday traditions you keep—opening gifts on Christmas morning or sleeping till noon on New Year’s Day—chances are you could use at least one great make-ahead breakfast dish in the next few weeks. You’ll need to do your local ingredient shopping this week, as farmers tailgate markets will take a hiatus between Dec. 22 and the first week in January. Two markets will continue through the winter. River Arts District Winter Farmers Market will return to Plēb Urban Winery Jan. 5 and ASAP Farmers Market will reopen at A-B Tech’s Asheville campus on Jan. 8.

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Monday December 14th, 2015 12:42 One Farmer’s Story: Gabriel Noard of Pangaea Plants

watermelon pangaeaThe following is a story from Gabriel Noard of Pangaea Plants. Please donate to ASAP to enable us to fulfill our mission to help farmers like Gabriel every day. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday September 29th, 2015 16:35 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Seasonality is inherently ephemeral — all local produce is only available for a limited time of the year. Certain produce embodies this more noticeably than others: asparagus is often cited as one of the go-to examples of the temporality of food — it is one of the first things ready to harvest in the spring, and its season only lasts for approximately six weeks. Less often referred to varieties have similarly fleeting availability, and there a few such foods present at area farmers tailgate markets this time of year, including chestnuts, sugar snap peas, arugula, grapes, broccoli, and cauliflower. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday November 11th, 2014 11:45 ASAP’s Fall 2014 Interns

An internship with ASAP provides the opportunity for people to learn how ASAP supports the local food movement in Western North Carolina.  Each of our fall interns have found a niche in one of our departments including, the Local Food Campaign, Growing Minds Farm to School Program, the Local Food Research Center and many more!  The team at ASAP includes some of the most enthusiastic and hard-working people around and our interns are no exception. Meet our Fall 2014 interns! Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday July 29th, 2014 09:46 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Summer is settling in nicely at area farmers tailgate markets! It’s quite the rainbow at vendors’ stalls – from purple eggplant to green squash, yellow tomatoes to blueberries, and orange peppers to pink beets – there’s as much for your eyes to feast on as there is to eat! Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 11:48 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Things are getting sweet at area farmers tailgate markets this week! Sweet corn, berries, melons, and more are sweeping vendors stalls. Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday January 16th, 2014 15:16 Growers & Buyers

Are you a farmer looking for new places to sell your products, or a buyer looking for more local food sources?  Molly Nicholie, ASAP’s Local Food Campaign director, gives us the scoop on how farmers and buyers can establish new relationships at the grower-buyer meetings held at our Business of Farming Conference on February 22. Register and learn more about the conference here.

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