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Tailgate Tents Going Up

...EVILLE, NC (March 28, 2013)—Yes, it is spring. One way to know for sure, even with the confusing cold and snow? Tailgate tents are going up, and area farmers markets are opening outdoors for the harvest season. At spring tailgates, 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 differ from market to market based on t...

Tailgate Tents Going Up!

...EVILLE, NC (March 28, 2014)—Yes, it is spring. One way to know for sure, 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 preserv...

Changes to sales tax law creates market confusion

ASHEVILLE (June 5, 2014) – During the months when most farmers and tailgate markets were on seasonal hiatus, a new state law caused a stir in the local food community — with many alarmed at the potential for a negative impacts on farmers markets. But despite months of discussion and a market season now in full swing, the implications of the legislation still remain unclear. On Aug. 23, 2013, Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law a rather cumber...

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 c...

Growing Minds at Markets in 2013

...urdays, June-August, at Asheville City Market Downtown. This summer, the series also extends to North Asheville Tailgate Market and West Asheville Tailgate Market thanks to support from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. With this funding, ASAP has awarded both tailgates $700 to implement Growing Minds @ Market. Growing Minds @ Market is a space at a farmers market set aside for children and families so that children can engage i...

Asheville City Market Moves Indoors This Winter

...od 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 year—kicks off the winter market season on January 5 from 10 am to 12:30 pm. Find a list of more winter markets, includi...

Farmers Markets

ASAP runs Asheville City Market and Asheville City Market South. We also sponsor Growing Minds @ Market. There are many other farmers tailgate markets in the Western North Carolina area. ASAP provides several resources to help you connect with all the tailgates in the Southern Appalachians. Find a farmers market calendar at fromhere.org Learn about the Mountain Tailgate Market Association (MTMA)...

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

...Saturdays, June-August, at Asheville City Market Downtown. This summer, the series continues at North Asheville Tailgate Market and West Asheville Tailgate Market. Growing Minds @ Market is a space at a farmers market set aside for children and families so that children can engage in fun projects focused on local food and farms. In other words, it’s ASAP’s Growing Minds program at tailgates instead of schools. Activities include fresh local food...

2015 Winter Farmers Markets

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Bakersville Farmers Market Dates: January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9 Location: Bakersville Community Medical Clinic parking lot, opposite the U.S. Post Office. Time: 10 am-2 pm Spruce Pine Farmers Market Dates: First Saturday of the month, January-April Location: Inside Transylvania Farmers Market (Partial) Although not an official market, several vendors will appear weekly at the site of the Transylvania Farmers Market Dates: Sa...

Microgreens and Tailgate Market Openings

March 26, 2014 – The Citizen-Times published a nice piece on the growing and use of microgreens in our area! They also included a list of the opening dates of area tailgate markets. To read the article, click here....
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