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WNC FARMERS OFFER CRUNCHY, JUICY, TASTY, FRESH SNACKS

Excerpted from ASAP article in The Asheville Citizen-Times “Vegetables at market aren’t just good for making meals; they’re also great for snacking.  Stop by farm vendors of area farmers’ tailgate markets to discover your new favorite mid-afternoon bites. Beans are a great snack food that packs protein.  Haricot verts (“fancy”green beans), and similar varieties, make…

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OVERWHELMED BY SUMMER’S PRODUCE CHOICES? HERE’S A PLAN…

Excerpted from an article in the Asheville Citizen-Times – ASAP “The height of summer at farmers’ markets can be dizzying for a shopper.  So may colors, shapes, sizes, varieties, choices! The list literally ranges from A to Z – apples, beans, beets, cabbage, carrots, celery, collards, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, flowers, garlic, kale,  kohlrabi, okra,…

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THAT FLAVOR YOU LOVE ISN’T PUMPKIN AT ALL!

Excerpted from an article by ASAP for the Asheville Citizen-Times. “Pumpkins, the winter squashy behind the quintessential “fall flavor,” are stealing  the show right now at area farmers & tailgate markets.  But how much are pumpkins really behind the symbolic autumnal flavor, and what of it’s history?  The pumpkin flavor” ubiquitous in mainstream food culture…

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OSKAR BLUES BREWERY SEES BIG GROWTH…

Excerpted from an article by Tony Kiss for the Asheville Citizen/Times. “Oskar Blues Brewery saw another year of strong beer sales in 2015, powered in part by its plant in Brevard, which turned out 90,000 barrels last year…with an expansion in Brevard heading to the finish line, that brewery will be situated to turn out…

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FIVE IDEAS TO GET THE MOST FROM INDOOR WINTER MARKETS

This guide to Asheville-area tailgate markets is supplied by Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. For more WNC listings, visit http://from-here.org. “Winter farmers markets create opportunities for us to connect with local farmers and pickup produce such as potatoes, carrots, kale, salad greens and other staples all year.  For some, shopping at the winter markets is a…

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WINTER TAILGATE MARKETS IN OUR AREA

Information supplied by Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project.  For more WNC listings, visit http://from-here.org. WNC WINTER MARKETS:  (for details and additional markets, visit www.appalachiangrown.org.) Transylvania Winter Tailgate Market:  10 am – noon Saturdays, 190 E. Main Street, Brevard.  Visit TransylvaniaFarmersMarket.com. Asheville City Market:  10 am – noon Saturdays, Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway, Asheville, beginning January…

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WEATHER CHALLENGES LOCAL NC APPLE GROWERS

Excerpted from an article by Leah Buletti for the Asheville Citizen-Times HENDERSONVILLE…”It’s been a year marked by extremes for Henderson County apple growers, starting with an early freeze in the spring and ending in prolonged rain earlier this month. It seems that all of the extremes that (can) happen, we’ve had in one year,” said…

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SUMMER IN A JAR…TOMATO JAM

ASHEVILLE, NC WOMAN, 106, SHARES A TIME-TESTED TOMATO JAM RECIPE – BUT DON’T CALL IT AN HEIRLOOM… “It’s very much a part of the Southern Appalachian food ways.” – Rick McDaniel, Southern Food Writer & Author “With summer’s abundance falling ripely from the vines in the form of tomatoes, many a gardener’s thoughts turn to…

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