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Steven and Terry King

ASAP likes to share the stories of people who help us fulfill our mission. This month, we talk with Terry King, who owns King Harvest Farm with her husband, Steve. King Harvest Farm sells all natural, chemical free vegetables and herbs at Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market in Waynesville, which opens for the season on April 20. Read the rest of this entry »

In: Faces of LocalNo Comments
Haywood's Historic Farmers Market

In this month’s installment of our Road Trip series, we head west on I-40 to the agricultural richness of Haywood County, NC. Mark you calendar as Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market will celebrate their 10th Anniversary on Saturday, October 27! This celebration will feature Touch-A-Tractor hosted by Worley Farms, a 10:00 am cake cutting with Just Simply Delicious, Base Camp on the Go with Waynesville Recreation, as well as live music and other family friendly activities, and of course plenty of local fall produce. 

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Carrots, Beets, Radishes

It’s fall, and that means your favorite tailgate market will likely be closing for the winter season soon. Below is a list of closing dates for all markets, and dates and locations for holiday markets. Not all locations will have winter or holiday markets. Some dates and locations have yet to be determined, so contact specific markets (listing on for more information. Don’t miss the last markets of the season! Read the rest of this entry »

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Pottery at Market

The saying goes, “Happiness is handmade.” That’s precisely the point of area holiday farmers tailgate markets happening now: to provide homegrown, homemade happiness for all this season.

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Local Peppers

What’s fresh at area farmers tailgates now? Almost too much to fit into one report! After a wet season that impacted crops and even kept some farmers from markets, things are starting to turn around. Farmers are back with fall crops, and there’s an amazing variety of both summer and fall produce available.

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Sweet Corn

It’s a family affair at farmers markets these days! The Three Sisters—beans, corn, and squash—can be found now. Called sisters historically because they share a season and help each other grow and thrive, these three plants were the principal crops of Native American groups. Farmers still companion plant these crops today.

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Tomatoes and Blackberries

What’s fresh at markets this week? What isn’t! These days, summer favorites like beans, bell peppers, cabbages, eggplants, potatoes, and tomatoes are joining an already seasonal abundance of greens, summer squash, berries, and peaches.

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Get berry excited, because berries are here! While only a few markets and vendors have had them up until now, nearly every area tailgate should have berries ripe for the “picking” this week.

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Green Beans

Yes, summer is about tomatoes. But it’s also about beans: green ones, yellow ones, purple ones, long ones, really long ones, flat ones, ones for eating pod and all, ones for shelling, ones for drying, and the list goes on. They all get the Get Local spotlight this July!

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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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