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Stacey Thompson of Our Fiddlehead Farm

ASAP likes to share the stories of people who help us fulfill our mission. This month we talk with farmer Stacey Thompson of Our Fiddlehead Farm in Haywood County, who will be presenting at the Business of Farming Conference on Feb. 22.

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wreaths from Green Toe Ground

This week offers several prime opportunities to shop local farmers tailgate markets for holiday gifts, party preparations—or just your weekly grocery needs. East Asheville Tailgate Market’s holiday market and fundraiser is today, from 3 to 6 pm, plus there are still several Saturday morning (Asheville City Market and The Holiday Bazaar) and midweek (West Asheville Tailgate Holiday Market, River Arts District Winter Market, Weaverville Tailgate Winter Market) markets open for convenient shopping.

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persimmons from Lee's One Fortune Farm

Are you a handmade gift-giver? Farmers tailgate markets are a great place to get inspiration and ingredients for these extra-special holiday gifts (or treats to keep for yourself—you definitely deserve it). Here are a few DIY ideas to get your started this season.

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The Holiday Bazaar

While some farmers tailgate markets have closed for the season, a growing number in Buncombe County offer special holiday markets or even run through the winter. These markets often have different hours or locations than their regular season counterparts, so check the list below to make sure you know when and where to find local food in December.
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An all-local Thanksgiving dinner is a lofty goal, but probably impractical (and could add some additional stress to the holiday for sure). Some traditional ingredients, like green beans or corn, have passed their peak harvest season here in Western North Carolina, so if you didn’t freeze some back in September, you might be out of luck now. And you’ll be hard-pressed to find local cranberries or pecans. But there are ways to feature something local in each dish, if you’re up for the challenge!
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This recipe comes from Molly Nicholie, Local Food Campaign Director (who got it from Charlie Jackson, Executive Director).

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cilantro

This Thanksgiving recipe comes from Amy Marion in ASAP’s Local Food Research Center. Read the rest of this entry »

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sweet potatoes

This Thanksgiving recipe comes from Amy Marion in ASAP’s Local Food Research Center.

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This Thanksgiving recipe comes from Events Coordinator Amy DeCamp.

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corn from McConnell Farms

This Thanksgiving recipe comes from Emily Jackson, Development Director and Program Director for Growing Minds Farm to School

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