Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

parsnips

With an abundance of Thanksgiving leftovers, cooking might be the last thing on your mind, but don’t forget to visit farmers markets this weekend for some fresh local produce! This week, you can find a bounty of root vegetables at markets, including rutabagas, parsnips, and potato varieties, as well as a collection of cruciferous veggies, … Read more

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

carrots, turnips, beets

Still trying to figure out what to cook friends and family for Thanksgiving this year? Try putting a spin on ordinary Thanksgiving sides with local produce from farmers tailgate markets! Despite some below freezing temperatures last week, there are still plenty of fresh vegetables at markets to use in your holiday cooking.  This grain-free veggie … Read more

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

beets

With temperatures dipping into the thirties this week, it’s time to fully embrace the bounty of hardy, fall produce at farmers markets! While beloved summer crops like tomatoes and peppers will be seeing their last week at markets, you can find a plethora of winter greens, beets, head lettuce, and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, … Read more

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

delicata squash

Farmers, even in the best of times, experience setbacks. Many farms in our region are grappling with enormous loss due to Tropical Storm Fred. Meanwhile, a series of late frosts in April significantly damaged apples and other fruit this year. The effects of these events might not be felt at farmers markets immediately, but you’ll see fewer of your favorite crops come fall and winter. Check in with your farmers and continue to support them by shopping for what is available. If you’re looking for ways to directly help fams impacted by Tropical Storm Fred, you can donate to ASAP’s Appalachian Grown Farmer Relief Fund. This fund provides immediate needs grants to farmers impacted by natural disasters and other emergencies. Find out more at asapconnections.org/farmer-relief-fund.

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Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

butternut squash

For a stress-free Thanksgiving, making a plan and doing as much prep work in advance is the way to go. That means you should start your farmers tailgate market list now, and even get some of the shopping out of the way, rather than wait for the mad rush on the final pre-holiday weekend. (Although if you do find you need to do some last-minute shopping, West Asheville Tailgate Market is open on Tuesday and River Arts District Farmers Market is open on Wednesday the week of Thanksgiving.)

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Fresh at [Winter] Farmers Markets This week

There is so much ingenuity that our local farmers employ in order to consistently have produce throughout the harsh winter conditions over the past few weeks. Be it through alternative growing practices like hydroponics, or attentively caring for greenhouse plants as if they are newborns, farms still have produce to bring to area winter farmers tailgate markets. All those veggies still go quickly, though, so get to market early.

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Fresh at [Winter] Farmers Markets This week

Winter farmers tailgate markets are going strong with farm-fresh local food offerings every week. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, than by shopping for or with loved ones at a winter tailgate market! Markets have great gift ideas such as chocolates, baked goods, and jewelry, as well as plenty of produce, including lettuces and greens, potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, microgreens, and turnips. And don’t forget to pick up local meats, cheeses, eggs, and plenty more!

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Beyond What’s Fresh: A Recipe from North Asheville Tailgate Market!

You’ll know from this week’s regular Fresh at Farmers Markets posting that local farms continue to bring fresh produce and proteins of all kinds to tailgates. Specifically, fall must-haves like stew meats, winter squash, and apples abound. But let’s go beyond what’s fresh!

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Beyond What's Fresh: A Recipe from North Asheville Tailgate Market!

You’ll know from this week’s regular Fresh at Farmers Markets posting that local farms continue to bring fresh produce and proteins of all kinds to tailgates. Specifically, fall must-haves like stew meats, winter squash, and apples abound. But let’s go beyond what’s fresh!

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