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In the moment when you find the perfect gift, you imagine the excitement you know you’ll incite when it is unwrapped by your loved one. Shopping for gifts can be tedious and tiring, but at area farmers tailgate markets you’ll be sure to find the best possible presents this holiday season. Not only will the gifts be thoughtful and unique, but you’ll be supporting your local farmers, crafters, and your community. Read the rest of this entry »

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By Alex Alesi, ASAP’s fall communications intern

When ASAP’s Farm Tour kicks off next month, you’ll have the chance to learn from and explore more than 30 family farms—spread throughout Western North Carolina. Many of these farms are longstanding tour participants and will be familiar to those of you who attended last year and in other years past. But, more than a dozen of them will make their Farm Tour debuts in 2012.

What do these new farms have to offer? What are their histories? Who are the farmers that tend their fields? Find out in our Meet the Newcomers Q&A series, which first introduces us to a burgeoning vineyard in Leicester. Meet the Newcomers will continue weekly (and maybe bi-weekly!) until September 22, so stay tuned!

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