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Outdoor farmers tailgate markets are finally here! The following Buncombe County tailgate markets will open this week: Asheville City Market (April 2), Leicester Farmers Market (April 2), North Asheville Tailgate Market (April 2), and West Asheville Tailgate Market (April 5). See the full list of tailgate market opening dates across Western North Carolina. Read the rest of this entry »

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Spring is here! Last Friday was the official first day of spring, and with the change of season comes the opening of many of the region’s spring/summer/fall farmers tailgate markets. Winter markets and hours are still in effect for most markets, so it’s best to check their listing in our online Local Food Guide before leaving the house. Read the rest of this entry »

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Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Growing Minds program talks about, well, growing—gardens and minds!

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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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Even though the weather has been summerlike, local farmers and vendors are still heading indoors for “winter markets” this week. But, talk has definitely turned to spring—and its outdoor markets and bounty. (Can it be three seasons all at once?!)

At Asheville City Market South’s winter market—which runs indoors Wednesdays from 2 to 6 pm through the end of April—farmer Missy Huger of Jake’s Farm is excited to offer spring greens galore. Look for everything from spinach and salad mix to herbs and Asian greens like Bok Choy and Tatsoi.

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