Fresh at (Winter) Markets This Week

Despite snow on the ground, shoppers are getting out to winter farmers tailgate markets! Word on the street is that if you want to get kale, you need to get there early as produce vendors are selling out fast! In addition to kale, look for turnips, carrots, Kohlrabi, sweet potatoes, Daikon radishes, winter squash, baked goods, meats, cheeses, eggs, body care products, and more.

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A Spring Smoothie!

Looking for a refreshing treat to beat this heat + a way to use local spinach from market at the same time? Look no further than our Greens and Berries Smoothie! It’s perfect for adults and kids alike. In fact, children at Cullowhee Valley School in Jackson County have been preparing the smoothies through our Growing Minds Farm to School Program. The verdict? Delicious!

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Fresh at (Winter) Farmers Markets This Week

Asheville City Market South‘s indoor winter market kicked off with a bang last week. Nine vendors took part in the grand opening…
Three Graces Dairy offered up a wide variety of flavored goat’s milk cheeses, as well as aged sheep’s milk, cow’s milk, and all the blends in between. Roots & Branches offered the perfect cheese vessel: artisan handmade crackers, including flavors like Kalamata olive. They had fresh-baked breads, too, as did Sweet Monkey Bakery, who even brought their scrumptiously soft whole wheat bagels.

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Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Been bit by the holiday decorating bug? Then head out to area farmers tailgate markets this week for festive farm-fresh flourishes!
Weaverville Tailgate Market kicks off their holiday season Wednesday, November 30th. Vendor Lyda Farms promises lots of holiday greenery, as well as decorative branches of Curly Willow and Pussy Willow. Weaverville’s holiday markets run the next four Wednesdays, through December 21, from 2 until 6 pm inside the community center near Lake Louise.
Corners Knob Farm will bring their just-cut Fraser Firs and handmade Fraser wreaths to Asheville City Market Saturday. They’ll remain through the final holiday market. But, don’t rest on your laurels; they could sell out before then.

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Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Attention last-minute Thanksgiving shoppers! Here’s what you need to know:
West Asheville Tailgate Market’s final tailgate of the season is tomorrow, November 22nd, from 2:30 until 5:30 pm. Find all the produce, meats, cheeses, and baked goods you’ll need for your big meal, as well as holiday baskets chock-full of goodies from market vendors.
Both the Wednesday Co-op Tailgate Market next to the French Broad Food Co-op and the Montford Farmers Market are open Wednesday, the 23rd, from 2 to 6 pm with an abundance of produce, meats, and cheeses, along with flowers and wreaths for your tablescape. It’s the last full market of the season for the Wednesday Co-op Tailgate (some vendors will remain through December), and it’s the final market for Montford before the site becomes home to the 9th Annual Holiday Bazaar, December 3, 10, and 17.

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