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Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Vegetables are not necessarily relegated to one season only; some produce is available twice a year. This is due to their preference for the moderate temperatures of spring and fall. It’s incredibly exciting knowing that your favorite vegetable will be back again, fresh and local at area farmers tailgate markets, in just a few months.

Broccoli and cauliflower are back, after their summer disappearance. Broccoli is unrivaled as a stir-fry veggie, and cauliflower is wonderful roasted with cheese. Though, any way you prepare these beautiful brassicas you are bound to create something delicious! Find them from Ten Mile Farm (River Arts District Farmers Market and Asheville City Market), Aardvark Farm (Yancey County Farmers Market, River Arts District Farmers Market, and Asheville City Market), and Paper Crane Farm (West Asheville Tailgate Market and Asheville City Market).

Radishes and turnips balance spicy and sweet for a wonderful fall flavor. Radishes are perfect for salads or try fermenting to make them into pickles or a relish. Turnips are great roasted alone or with other root veggies. Find these from Blue Ribbon Farm (River Arts District Farmers Market and Asheville City Market), and Blue Meadow Farms (Black Mountain Tailgate Market, West Asheville Tailgate Market, and Asheville City Market).

Sugar snap peas bring the crunch to match the crisp fall weather. These treats are great for snacking and available for far less time than the other vegetables mentioned above. Find them from Aardvark Farm before they’re gone.

Area farmers tailgate markets take place throughout the region. Find out where farmers tailgate markets are on which days. As always, you can find information about farms, tailgate markets, and farm stands, including locations and hours, by visiting our online Local Food Guide.

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