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Asian Pears

It’s the pearfect week to pick up pears at area farmers tailgate markets! While Asian pears—which taste like crisp, juicy apples—have been around for a bit, additional varieties are starting to arrive. Familiar Bartlett pears have been spotted at West Asheville Tailgate Market, and perhaps less-familiar Seckel pears have been spotted at North Asheville Tailgate Market.

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Local Peaches

Life’s a peach at area farmers markets! Things are peachy keen at WNC tailgates! (We couldn’t settle on just one saying.) The summer stone fruit has officially arrived—along with some relatives—and will stick around through the rest of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Radishes

Their hue has been called “passionate scarlet” by one famous food writer. Yep, we’re talking about radishes! Bold beauties have already been spotted from vendors like New Moon Herbs Farm and Earthlife Farm at Asheville City Market Downtown.

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Farm and Sparrow Granola

March may be the final month for most indoor winter tailgate markets, but don’t expect them to slow down until they have to. Diane Saccone with the Neighborhood Y at Woodfin Winter Tailgate Market shares that this Saturday, March 2, will actually be one of the busiest market days so far—and a busy day for the market’s neighbors, too!

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Our fall communications intern, Alex Alesi, closed out his internship by making a list—and checking it twice—of the fabulous finds to be found at the Holiday Bazaar at the site of North Asheville Tailgate Market! In doing so, he got a little nostalgic about his tailgate time with ASAP. Keep reading for his report, reminiscings, and future local food plans.

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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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Area farmers tailgate markets offer a chance to truly taste the rainbow this week.

Cauliflower can be found in three shades now; but, it may be the last week for these colorful cruciferous veggies, so snag them up! Look for traditional white from a variety of vendors. Find purple cauliflower from Paper Crane Farm (Asheville City Market, West Asheville Tailgate Market), and look for Cheddar cauliflower, which is, of course, yellow, from Cane Creek Organics (Asheville City Market and Asheville City Market South, Flat Rock Tailgate Market).

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