A warm weather spell is coming to the mountains, and while spring is not yet here, there are still plenty of farm-fresh products for sale at winter tailgate farmers markets. What can you find? How about turnips, cabbage, apples, sweet potatoes, eggs, red beets, goat cheese, baked goods, local meat, and more!
Winter tailgate farmers markets are busy, busy! Market-goers tell us that you can find turnips, apples, sweet potatoes, cabbage, collards, and spring onions. We have also heard about a rainbow of carrots, including orange, yellow, and purple!
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.
It’s like spring in the winter! Not necessarily for temperatures, but certainly if you’re shopping at winter farmers tailgate markets. Lettuce, kale, turnips, winter squash, and Daikon radishes were all spotted at markets this weekend. In addition, you could also find market staples such as local meat, cheeses, potatoes, eggs, sweet potatoes, and more!
Winter farmers tailgate markets are heating up! This Saturday marks the second Woodfin YMCA Indoor Winter Tailgate Market (10 am-12:30 pm). The first market was a big success. New Moon Herbs Farm’s produce included sweet potatoes, kale, and lettuce. Ivy Creek Family Farm had turnips, mushrooms, arugula, and more. Cheese vendors like Three Graces Dairy and Blue Ridge Mountain Creamery offered up their specialties. There were apples, ginger, greens, carrots, sprouts/microgreens, meats, crafts, cheese, and baked goods.
This week is a winter wind down and spring start up!
Asheville City Market (ACM) downtown hosts its last indoor winter market this Saturday, March 30 (10 am-1 pm). Expect the same goodness of the past several months—greens, cheeses, fresh-baked breads, and more. Also expect something new: the first fresh chickens of the season from Hominy Valley Farms!
The weather is warming, and spring is officially just around the corner! Even though that means winter markets are winding down, there’s still plenty of excitement left for the next two-three weeks before they head outdoors, including more produce and plant starts.
March may be the final month for most indoor winter tailgate markets, but don’t expect them to slow down until they have to. Diane Saccone with the Neighborhood Y at Woodfin Winter Tailgate Market shares that this Saturday, March 2, will actually be one of the busiest market days so far—and a busy day for the market’s neighbors, too!
Look for lettuces this weekend at area winter farmers markets! Jake’s Farm hopes to bring the crunchy salad necessity with them Saturday to Asheville City Market (ACM) downtown and the Neighborhood Y at Woodfin Winter Tailgate Market. They also expect to bring bok choy, and they’ve even begun talking broccoli, which should be available in the coming weeks. Kay Farm offered up lotsa lettuce last Saturday at ACM, so get it again this weekend while the getting’s good.