Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

rainbow chard

Are there colors you associate with different seasons at farmers tailgate markets? The vivid reds, yellows, and purples of summer tomatoes, crookneck squash, and eggplant? The deep golds and dark greens of fall pumpkins and kale? Shades of spring—pink, yellow-orange, and emerald green—are starting perk up market tents.

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Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

plant starts at spring markets

Midweek markets return this week as Asheville City Market-South and Weaverville Tailgate Market open for the season on Wednesday, April 4. Both have new locations: Weaverville Tailgate Market is now at Reems Creek Nursery (76 Monticello Rd., Weaverville) from 2:30-6 p.m. Asheville City Market-South, from 12 to 4 p.m., stays within Biltmore Park Town Square, but shifts up the promenade to the grassy area in front of the Reuter Family Branch YMCA, between REI and Mosaic Cafe.

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Local Thanksgiving Inspiration

In the Southern Appalachians it’s easy to fill your Thanksgiving table with a cornucopia of local food! There are many holiday tailgate markets open this week where you can shop for your feast.  Lauren Hoffman, one of ASAP’s communications interns, wants to share some locally-inspired dish ideas that incorporate ingredients from these markets for your holiday menu!

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Fresh at Farmers Markets this Week

Thanksgiving is here at area farmers tailgate markets! Stop by holiday markets this week for your last minute local ingredients.

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Fresh at (Final Holiday) Markets This Week

The final holiday markets of the season are this week and weekend. Snag a tree if you still need one, along with wreaths and other decorative greenery; find perfect gifts for party hosts, friends, and family—or a little something for you; and get the freshest local food for your feast (meats, cheeses, veggies, you name it).

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Fresh at (Holiday) Farmers Markets This Week

Pottery at Market

The saying goes, “Happiness is handmade.” That’s precisely the point of area holiday farmers tailgate markets happening now: to provide homegrown, homemade happiness for all this season.

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Blueberries

Get berry excited, because berries are here! While only a few markets and vendors have had them up until now, nearly every area tailgate should have berries ripe for the “picking” this week.

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Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Summer Squash

Summer is officially here! Although the season’s full bounty has yet to arrive to area tailgates, produce ambassadors have been dispatched from the fields to tantalize taste buds and tell of what’s to come.

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Local Beets

Catch the beet at area farmers tailgate markets this week! The root veggie has arrived with the summer and will stick around into fall and early winter.

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*Recipe Added!* Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Rhubarb

Strawberries sold in a snap last week, but don’t worry if you didn’t go home with any. Berries are back again at area farmers tailgate markets! What’s more, they’re super sweet now. With the drenching rains mostly behind us, the sun has gone to work bringing out the berries’ sugars. Speaking of sweet, Mackey Farms (Madison County Farmers & Artisans Market, Weaverville Tailgate Market) offered up strawberry ice cream last week, so be on the lookout.

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