The recent heat and humidity are deceptively summer-like. Before the season is officially upon us, be sure to take advantage of the bounty of spring from area farmers tailgate markets. A wonderfully refreshing way to do that is with a fresh, crisp, and locally-sourced spring salad.
Corn was domesticated by indigenous farmers of Mesoamerica as early as 8,000 years ago. The crop—known as maize—spread throughout what is now North and South America. In the Southern Appalachian region, Cherokee culture is interwoven with cultivation of corn, where it is one of the Three Sisters, typically planted with squash and beans. Servings: 6 … Read more
Mushrooms are a year-round staple at most farmers markets. If you find yourself growing tired of winter greens and root crops this time of year, trying a new mushroom variety might be the perfect way to switch up your local shopping! Vendors like The Forest Farmacy and Stump Farms at Asheville City Market and Black … Read more
As part of ASAP’s Farm Fresh for Health initiative, we partnered with community health professionals to bring you virtual demos to inspire cooking for yourself and your family. Shop for ingredients at a farmers market near you! This super creamy (but totally vegan) kale salad comes from Lauren Furgiuele, RDN, LDN of Planting Roots Nutrition. Ingredients Dressing Salad Optional Add-ins … Read more