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Tailgate Tents Going Up

...o market based on the location of vendor farms—microclimates vary greatly in the region. Last winter was also much warmer, so early April markets won’t have the exact same offerings as they did in 2012. Find a list of spring tailgate opening days below. Markets listed are all members of the Mountain Tailgate Market Association (MTMA), a collaborative group of farmer- and vendor-only area markets. For a complete list of the 90+ tailgates in the...

Tailgate Tents Going Up!

...ure, even with the confusing cold and snow? Tailgate tents are going up, and area farmers markets are opening outdoors for the harvest season. Celebrate spring by getting a taste of what is growing in your community at local tailgate markets. At early spring markets, expect fresh greens, spring onions and asparagus; meats, cheeses, baked goods, value-added farm items like preserves, and a wide selection of plant starts. Produce offerings will...

Changes to sales tax law creates market confusion

...t a location other than a permanent retail store, to others for the purpose of selling goods at retail or offering goods for sale at retail.” Market operators were left struggling to answer an essential question: “Do farmers markets count as specialty markets?” In an email circulated to local food advocates across the state, Jake Parker, state legislative director to the N.C. Farm Bureau, wrote that it did appear that the law was applicable to...

Buncombe County Farms

...r farm is located northwest of Asheville in beautiful Sandy Mush Valley. We cultivate five acres of a variety of vegetables, cut flowers and berries. Since 1997, we have been been selling our naturally grown produce at local tailgate markets, and since 2001, through our CSA. Find us at tailgates: North Asheville Tailgate Market, River Arts District Farmers Market Find us at restaurants and retailers: The Market Place, All Souls Pizza CSA offered...

Tailgate Markets Move Indoors

Love shopping for local food at area farmers tailgate markets? You still can this winter! That’s right, many tailgates have moved indoors to keep going during what is typically the off season. Expect everything you love about regular-season markets: produce, baked goods, crafts, and more. Find a list of these markets and their dates, or head over to our community website, From Here, to view them on our online farmers market calendar. You...

Asheville City Market Moves Indoors This Winter

...ays Bridget Kennedy, Local Food Campaign director for ASAP. “What’s more, there is increasing demand for local food and a desire to not only enjoy it year-round but continue the direct involvement with producers that farmers tailgate markets allow. The winter market trend looks like it will continue, in our region and beyond.” In the Asheville-area, the Neighborhood Y at Woodfin Reynolds Mountain Winter Tailgate Market—entering its second...

Growing Minds at Markets in 2013

...x40;asapconnections.org. To learn more about activities scheduled or to participate as a group at the West and/or North Asheville markets, contact the markets directly. [High-resolution photos available. For images and more information about Farm to School in the region, contact Communications Manager Maggie Cramer at...

Farmers Markets

...palachians. Get a list of farmers markets via ASAP’s online Local Food Guide Find a farmers market calendar at fromhere.org Learn about the Mountain Tailgate Market Association (MTMA) Find out what’s fresh at the markets each week with our tailgate report at fromhere.org Get lists of 2013-2014 market closing dates, special holiday market dates, and winter market dates Guide to Compliance with N.C.G.S. § 66-255 For Farmers Market...

Presenters

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...mily Farm with his wife Anna in Barnardsville, NC where they grow vegetables, mushrooms, flowers, and small fruits. They sell through their CSA, to both large and small restaurants, and at the North Asheville and Weaverville Tailgate Markets. James Lumley, as Chef de Cuisine at Vue 1913, continues the tradition of developing innovative classic American cuisine using fresh ingredients acquired from local producers throughout Western North...

Growing Minds at Markets This Summer: ASAP’s farmers market activity series for children is back

...73;sica@asapconnections.org. To learn more about activities scheduled at the West and/or North Asheville markets, contact the markets directly. ABOUT ASAP (APPALACHIAN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE PROJECT) ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through...
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