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crowd at Asheville City Market-Winter

It pays to be an early bird at Asheville City Market-Winter, which often sees a line forming outside the doors of the Asheville Masonic Temple on Saturdays before the 9am opening. Some specialty or sought-after products are in short supply, and often sell out before market’s end.

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Things are cooling down at area farmers tailgate markets. Most area farms experienced frost conditions this past week. Frost can mean trouble for some crops, but for others it is a welcome occurrence — it can sweeten some vegetable varieties, and who doesn’t like their daily dose of vegetables to be sweeter? 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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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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The beginning of spring is here and there’s buzz about outdoor tailgate markets opening up at long last! But before they do open, be sure to stop by the last of the indoor winter markets this week.

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CRACOVIENSIS LETTUCE

The bad news: It’s the end of the short ramps season—grab ’em if you see ’em. The good news: The spring harvest is just heating up, and ramps are pretty much the only produce you’ll have to say goodbye to for a while at area farmers tailgate markets! This week, say hello to all manner of fruits and veggies: lettuce, spinach, strawberries, and the list goes on.

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Local Lasagne

The BIG event we affectionately call BOF—our 10th annual Business of Farming Conference—is exactly one week away: Saturday, February 23! The menu is anything but your average conference fare. It’s all locally sourced, of course, and as fresh and delicious as it can get. So, this week’s ‘top 10’ list is all about the food…

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Looking for a refreshing treat to beat this heat + a way to use local spinach from market at the same time? Look no further than our Greens and Berries Smoothie! It’s perfect for adults and kids alike. In fact, children at Cullowhee Valley School in Jackson County have been preparing the smoothies through our Growing Minds Farm to School Program. The verdict? Delicious!

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