Massaged Kale Salad with Vegan Creamy Brie Dressing


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

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Outdoor farmers tailgate markets are finally here! The following Buncombe County tailgate markets will open this week: Asheville City Market (April 2), Leicester Farmers Market (April 2), North Asheville Tailgate Market (April 2), and West Asheville Tailgate Market (April 5). See the full list of tailgate market opening dates across Western North Carolina.

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Fresh at Farmers Markets This week

Spring is here! Last Friday was the official first day of spring, and with the change of season comes the opening of many of the region’s spring/summer/fall farmers tailgate markets. Winter markets and hours are still in effect for most markets, so it’s best to check their listing in our online Local Food Guide before leaving the house.

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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

Even though the weather has been summerlike, local farmers and vendors are still heading indoors for “winter markets” this week. But, talk has definitely turned to spring—and its outdoor markets and bounty. (Can it be three seasons all at once?!)
At Asheville City Market South’s winter market—which runs indoors Wednesdays from 2 to 6 pm through the end of April—farmer Missy Huger of Jake’s Farm is excited to offer spring greens galore. Look for everything from spinach and salad mix to herbs and Asian greens like Bok Choy and Tatsoi.

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