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popsicles

Is there a more quintessential summer experience than eating a popsicle in the sun, with sweet fruit juices dribbling down your chin? Farmers tailgate markets offer a wealth of popsicle ingredients, including some options for thinking outside the tried and true mold. 

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Sweet, spicy, starchy, surprising… So much variety to be found at area farmers tailgate markets this time of year. Fall is a time of roots, dark greens, and warming flavors. Farming doesn’t end with the summer, even if some of the markets do. Explore the diversity of foods this season and try something new, or find your good ol’ favorites. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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pears

It’s a pearfect week to pick up pears at area farmers markets! Asian pears have been spotted at tailgates around the region. They’re crisp (hence their nickname ‘apple pear’), juicy, and slightly sweet. They’re a tad tart, too, especially near their cores. Look for additional varieties in the coming weeks, and keep your eye out for vendor Fresh Pearspective to join Asheville City Market—and likely more markets—through the end of September. Last year, they offered both Bosch and Seckel pears. Read the rest of this entry »

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