ASAP Local Food Strong Farms Healthy Communities

Comment. Share. Connect. Join ASAP in an ongoing conversation about local food FROM HERE in the Southern Appalachians.


Fresh at [Winter] Farmers Markets This week

Absolutely nothing compares to a truly farm fresh breakfast — the smell of potatoes, garlic, and onions frying, or good ol’ bacon and eggs. Find the highest quality and freshest breakfast ingredients at area winter farmers tailgate markets.

For potatoes, visit John’s Berry Patch, or Meadow Cove Farm. Accompanying onions are available from New Moon Herbs Farm, or use spring onions from Flying Fish CSA or Meadow Cove Farm. Meadow Cove also has garlic. All of these vendors are at the YMCA Indoor Winter Tailgate Market.

Perhaps you prefer grits to potatoes for your ideal breakfast. East Fork Farm and Farm and Sparrow Bakery both have them for sale at the YMCA Indoor Winter Tailgate Market.

Dry Ridge Farm at Asheville City Market now have their first eggs of the season from their new laying hens! Also ask for bacon — they’re the only vendor selling bacon at either Asheville winter tailgate market. And, they just welcomed a newborn baby girl to their family, so don’t forget to tell Graham congratulations!

If sausage is your go-to instead of bacon, Dry Ridge Farm at Asheville City Market and Dillingham Family Farm and East Fork Farm at the YMCA Indoor Winter Tailgate Market have delicious and varied sausage options.

Looking for alternatives to pork? Make your own turkey sausage using ground turkey from East Fork Farm and season with dried pepper flakes from Meadow Cove Farm. Or, go vegan and try meat, dairy, and egg free sausages from No Evil Foods. All of these vendors are at the YMCA Indoor Winter Tailgate Market.

Add a touch of green to your breakfast with some sauteed kale from Jake’s Farm at Asheville City Market or collards from Flying Fish CSA or New Moon Herbs Farm both at the YMCA Indoor Winter Tailgate Market. A breakfast salad with lettuce mix from Second Spring Market Garden at the Asheville City Market is a great way to celebrate the first day of Spring this week.

Tags:, , , , ,