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CILANTRO IS ANYTHING BUT SUBTLE

Source:  Tammy Algood/Special to Nashville Tennessean/USA Today Network/Asheville  Citizen-Times I love it!  You hate it!  Everyone who has ever tasted this strange little herb has an opinion.  And since it has a strong flavor, and adds its flavor as more than a hint to any dish it´s used in….well…it´s not going to hide, wherever it…

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RHUBARB APPEALS TO GROWN-UP TASTES…

SOURCE:  Thanks again to Tammy Algood, Special to Nashville Tennessean, for great articles about local food as it comes on the market. ¨Fresh rhubarb is an opportunity to stalk on the wild side.  My first memory is of it growing on the north side of old houses.  It was old-fashioned looking and certainly something that…

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STRAWBERRY PICKING – A RITE OF SPRING!

SOURCE:  Tammy Algood -Special to Nashville Tennessean/USA Today Network.  Thanks, Tammy! ” Some things are worth the wait.  I ate my first homegrown strawberry yesterday, and it was beyond delicious.  It was small, but packed a barrelful of flavor and juice.  A strawberry shouldn´t just look good, it should taste memorable. Sweet Charlies are usually…

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SPRING IS HERE! FARMERS MARKETS WILL SOON FOLLOW!

SOURCE:  Tailgate Market Report/ASAP/Asheville Citizen Times “Spring is here!  This past Tuesday marked the first day of the season, and that means we’re thinking about the up-coming outdoor farmers tailgate market openings!” ABOUT TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY FARMER’S MARKET/BREVARD, NC:  The Transylvania Farmers’ Market has over 50 vendors offering fresh, locally-grown produce, meat, poultry, eggs, honey cheese,…

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ASHEVILLE, TRANSYLVANIA FARMERS’ MARKETS LIVELY!

Excerpted from an article by  ASAP/Asheville Citizen-Times “The Transylvania Farmers Market is unique among tailgate markets in the region — it stays open all year long outside in the same location.  This means that vendors are  out in the elements each Saturday.  So weather determines whether all the vendors are able to make it to…

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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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