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Vegetables are not necessarily relegated to one season only; some produce is available twice a year. This is due to their preference for the moderate temperatures of spring and fall. It’s incredibly exciting knowing that your favorite vegetable will be back again, fresh and local at area farmers tailgate markets, in just a few months.

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Strawberries, greens, turnips, radishes and more continue to cover farmers tables at area tailgate markets. There’s more than just produce, also look out for meats, eggs, cheeses, breads, baked goods, and crafts. And, as spring markets get rolling, meet more growers and producers and build relationships to foster throughout the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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You’ll want to make sure to turnip at area farmers tailgate markets this week because spring radishes and turnips are particularly flavorful this time of year. Other new and notable additions to the market vendors’ tables: pea shoots, a broader range of fresh herbs, and mushrooms. Read the rest of this entry »

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Flowers are blooming and leaves are budding at the first outdoor farmers tailgate markets of the season! This past week, Asheville City Market opened among stunning trees in full bloom, with music playing, kids frolicking, sunny skies, and many conversations full of smiles and laughter — it was a picture-perfect first market day! Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s time to get to the bottom of things at area farmers tailgate markets, the bottom of plants, that is. Root vegetables are flourishing this fall, and there’s quite a variety of them! But not all root vegetables are actually roots, exactly. Roots can be true roots, as well as tubers, rhizomes, corms, and bulbs, which technically don’t function as roots, so much as underground stems. Read the rest of this entry »

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All kinds of farm-fresh goodness at area farmers tailgate markets this week.

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An interesting week at area farmers tailgate market as market vendors and shoppers were bundled up for our annual “blackberry winter,” referring to a cold snap that often occurs in late spring when the blackberries are in bloom.

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So much is going on at area farmers tailgate markets as we get a little deeper into spring and the growing season.

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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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Winter farmers tailgate markets are going strong with farm-fresh local food offerings every week!

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