We’re in the midst of Hanukkah now, and whether or not you celebrate the Festival of Lights, you might draw inspiration from some of its traditional dishes as you do your farmers tailgate market shopping this week.
With the first of December (and the first snow!), most Buncombe County farmers tailgate markets have switched to holiday market mode, which means you’ll find more artisan and craft vendors and slightly fewer produce vendors. While you can still grab what you need to make nourishing meals this week (including greens, potatoes, winter squash, meat, cheese, bread, and more), you can also check a few items off your holiday shopping list.
‘Tis the time of year for giving. Or rather, the time of year to gather what you’ll give in just a few weeks. Food and beverages make perfect presents, and area farmers tailgate markets have so much to offer!
Preserving the harvest can seem daunting and overwhelming to someone preparing to try it for the first time. There are certainly routes for preservation that are intensive and laborious. But some methods take less time, know-how, and have fewer steps. Stock up on fruits and veggies that are great for preserving at area farmers tailgate markets.
Amidst the hype of strawberries, more delicious new spring fruits and veggies continue to arrive at area farmers tailgate markets. Broccoli, rhubarb, garlic scapes, and snap peas are all making their debut.
Despite what some people may believe, local food does not disappear in December. Area farmers tailgate markets are full of provisions that run the gamut from vegetables to meats, fruits to cheese, bread to eggs, and everything in between. In addition to all the great food, there are even MORE craft vendors than throughout the rest of the year, so that you can do your holiday shopping while you buy your groceries! Here are some highlights of what you might find for your weekly food list and gift ideas, which may even overlap. Check back next week too for more highlights this holiday season.
Though produce is one of the biggest draws on Saturday morning, there are other delights at area winter farmers tailgate markets that garner crowds, excitement, and dedicated customers.
So much is going on at area farmers tailgate markets as we get a little deeper into spring and the growing season.