With flooding earlier this week, some farms in our region are experiencing additional loss and frustration in this already uncertain time. You likely already know that shopping at farmers markets is one of the best ways to support local farms. Preordering what you want can also add a level of stability for farmers right now. Many farms are offering a preorder option at markets (some require it). This can take a little more advance work on your part, but it’s worth it to know that you will get what you want—and that you are helping farmers plan as well. Here’s a guide to the process.
Ronnie Collins is the executive chef of The Montford Rooftop Bar and Lounge in Asheville. I think we’ve all been guilty of buying some beautiful arugula or other leafy green and watching as it turns to mush in our refrigerator before we ever get a chance to use it. Arugula pesto is a great answer to … Read more