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Discovering a new, unfamiliar, or unique product at market can make us feel like explorers seeing new lands for the first time on what would otherwise be a regular weekday afternoon or Saturday morning. Area farmers tailgate markets are full of fantastic and often uncharted culinary adventures. Read the rest of this entry »

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In the cold winter weather, it’s so wonderful to shop for local produce in a cozy environment. But it’s not too cozy, it’s still exciting — from week to week, there are differences in markets that keep them new and fresh. Some vendors come, some go, some visit every other week, and which products they have for purchase and sample ebb and flow. Don’t take my word for it — visit a market this Saturday (and then again, next Saturday), and see for yourself. Read the rest of this entry »

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Holiday shopping is down to the wire. Still haven’t found the perfect gift? Don’t fret, just stop by area farmers tailgate markets this week! Here are some highlights of what you might find for your weekly food list and gift ideas, which may even overlap. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sometimes less is more. In this case, that’s less variability from week to week at area farmers tailgate markets this time of year. The consistency in availability allows market shoppers to experience all the fall produce farms have to offer without breaking the bank on one visit to the market. Read the rest of this entry »

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The times, they are a changin’ at area farmers tailgate markets. Some summer varieties won’t be around for much longer, and you should get them while you still can. Fall produce varieties are just now arriving, and we can look forward to them in the coming weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

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There’s only one month left of summer and it’s starting to show at area farmers tailgate markets. Limited, late summer raspberries are peeking through the abundance of other more prolific produce, fall/winter varieties are starting to appear, and the air in the earliest hours of morning markets is starting to feel increasingly autumn-esque. Read the rest of this entry »

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Winter squash are taking over area farmers tailgate markets. There are so many varieties to choose from! Read the rest of this entry »

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September is a month of transition at area farmers tailgate markets. The days are getting shorter, and will soon get cooler; many summer items are tapering off, as we begin to see early fall produce emerging. Read the rest of this entry »

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There are always unique treasures to find at area farmers tailgate markets! In the midst of the the abundant summer produce, among heaping piles of zucchini, tomatoes, corn and peaches, we can lose sight of other offerings. Below are some lesser celebrated, but still exciting, fresh, and seasonal options to fill your basket at market. Read the rest of this entry »

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Winter tailgate farmers markets are busy, busy! Market-goers tell us that you can find turnips, apples, sweet potatoes, cabbage, collards, and spring onions. We have also heard about a rainbow of carrots, including orange, yellow, and purple!

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