Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Tomatoes are beginning their first appearances at Buncombe County farmers markets. Tomatoes come in almost endless varieties and are champions of versatility! With so many options to choose from and plenty of ways to utilize them in your cooking, tomatoes will be on your shopping list at farmers markets for the rest of summer through … Read more

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

apples

We officially entered fall, and what’s a better way to ring in the new season than with delicious seasonal flavors from our local farmers markets? This week, you can welcome the cool temperatures and changing leaves with fall favorites such as apples, winter squash, sweet potatoes, and more!  One of the first signs of autumn … Read more

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

pawpaws

If you haven’t tried a pawpaw yet, now is the chance! This lesser known fruit has a taste most similar to tropicals like mangoes and bananas, but is native to the Eastern United States! The easiest way to enjoy pawpaws is by cutting in half, removing the seeds, then scooping out the flesh to eat … Read more

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

corn

We’re already about halfway through summer (if you can believe it!), and each week more new produce arrives at farmers markets! Last week, vendors arrived with a bounty of sweet corn. You can find corn from Creasman Farms (Asheville City, Black Mountain, North Asheville, and West Asheville markets), Lee’s One Fortune Farm (Asheville City, Black … Read more

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

okra

Okra has made its long-awaited return to farmers markets! Okra has long been a staple among Southern cooking, and although the vegetable can be a bit polarizing outside the South, it is a cherished piece of the region’s history. You can find okra this week from Gaining Ground Farm, Flying Cloud Farm (North Asheville and … Read more

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

peaches

Peaches have made their long awaited return to farmers markets! You can find this summer favorite from Creasman Farms (Asheville City, Black Mountain, North Asheville, and West Asheville markets), Lyda & Sons Family Orchard (Weaverville Tailgate Market), Lee’s One Fortune Farm (Asheville City, Black Mountain, East Asheville, River Arts District, and West Asheville markets) and … Read more

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

turmeric root from Mystic Roots Farm

Despite the beginning of spring, we still experienced some chilly (even below freezing) temps this week! Thankfully a warmer climate seems to be on the way, but with the fluctuating temperatures and the arrival of allergy season, our immune systems may take a hit over the next few weeks! Take a little extra care of … Read more

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

fennel

While some may consider fennel an acquired taste, the unique flavor and versatile nature of the vegetable gives it a variety of different uses when cooking! Fennel naturally has a licorice-like flavor and crunchy texture similar to celery when enjoyed raw, but when cooked, fennel becomes softer and loses its anise flavor. You can find … Read more

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

apples

Apple season is at its peak in Western North Carolina, and farmers markets are overflowing with a wide variety of the fruit to choose from! Whether you’re looking for apple varieties on the sweeter side like Fuji, Gala, or Honeycrisps, or something a little more sour and tart, such as Granny Smith and Pink Lady, … Read more

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

sweet potatoes

While sweet potatoes are typically available year round, we’re starting to see more vendors bring the root crop to markets as we make our way into fall! The mild, sweet flavor of this vegetable pairs wonderfully with autumnal warming spices like ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves, making it a perfect seasonal comfort food. You can … Read more

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