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The beginning of spring is here and there’s buzz about outdoor tailgate markets opening up at long last! But before they do open, be sure to stop by the last of the indoor winter markets this week.

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Outdoor markets will be opening in a few weeks, but there’s still plenty to find at winter farmers tailgate markets!

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As part of ASAP’s 2014 4th Annual Asheville CSA Fair  planned for March 13, Denise Barratt will conduct a cooking demonstration. Denise is a registered dietitian and nutritionist with Health Concepts Nutrition Therapy and Vine Ripe Home Grown Nutrition. Want a sneak peek as to what she will be cooking at the CSA Fair? Take a look at the recipe below, and try it at home!

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Local Cheese

…to area Appalachian Grown™ partner tailgates and restaurants this May!

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Local Lasagne

The BIG event we affectionately call BOF—our 10th annual Business of Farming Conference—is exactly one week away: Saturday, February 23! The menu is anything but your average conference fare. It’s all locally sourced, of course, and as fresh and delicious as it can get. So, this week’s ‘top 10’ list is all about the food…

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Last report, we talked about more veggies and more vendors. This report, we’re talking about more markets!

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More veggies and vendors are keeping new winter markets feeling new! Last week, the Neighborhood Y at Woodfin Winter Tailgate Market welcomed Jake’s Farm, as well as eco-friendly cleaning product vendor Shecology (try their laundry soap nuts!). Jake’s Farm will bring their wide variety of produce to Asheville City Market (ACM) downtown beginning this Saturday as well. Speaking of veggies, expect lots of lettuce. At ACM last weekend, Kay Farm’s coolers overflowed with the leafy stuff.

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Winter farmers tailgate markets are heating up! Saturday marks the second Neighborhood Y at Woodfin Winter Tailgate Market (10 am-12:30 pm), and we hear vendors will move outdoors thanks to the forecast of a near 70-degree day.

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The holiday season has officially begun, and area farmers tailgate markets have caught the spirit! Many markets’ monikers even reflect the time of year; for example, North Asheville Tailgate Market becomes the Holiday Bazaar! What exactly can you expect from the tailgates turned one-stop holiday shops?

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Late-season veggies, meats, and cheeses? Check! Christmas trees and wreaths? Check! Handcrafted gifts like soaps and jewelry? Check! Area holiday markets have it all. So, bundle up and shop ’til you drop at these tailgates! Of course, we’d love if you shared your finds and photos in the comment section below.

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