As farmers market finds go, turmeric can feel like one of the more exotic ones here in Western North Carolina. The sunny yellow rhizome—a relative of ginger—is native to South Asia, but has been grown by an increasing number of farmers in our region in the past several years. It’s typically harvested in October, but you can find it right now from New Moon Herbs Farm at Asheville City Market–Winter.
Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week
Turmeric has long been used in cooking for its many health benefits, unique flavor, and rich color. If you’re not used to cooking with fresh turmeric, whether you buy the ground spice at grocery stores, or don’t use turmeric in cooking at all, now is the time to start! You can find fresh turmeric from … Read more