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Breakfast looks wildly different across the world — some cultures fill up on hearty fare, while others go lighter with the morning meal. No matter your preference, you can pick up ingredients at area farmers tailgate markets to fix a breakfast that’s just right for you. Standard regional breakfast fare abounds: eggs, bacon, bread, grits, potatoes, and cheese. But what about some playful and unconventional options?

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Spring has arrived in the mountains! We’re welcoming spring back with outdoor farmers tailgate markets opening across the region!

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By Alex Alesi, fall communications intern

When ASAP’s Farm Tour kicks off next weekend, you’ll have the chance to learn from and explore more than 30 family-owned farms spread throughout Western North Carolina. Many of these farms are longstanding tour participants and will be familiar to those of you who attended last year and in other years past. More than a dozen, however, will make their Farm Tour debuts in 2012.

This week’s new tour participants are Alan and Susan Fox, whose Burnsville farm The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms is home to corn shuck dolls, necklaces of local stone, and Bloody Butcher corn.

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