All Souls Pizza celebrated their first year of business while welcoming the former Montford Farmer’s Market to the River Arts District.
A celebration of locally grown food and neighborhood relationships, the Oakley Farmers Market and the adjacent Oakley Community Garden are giving a much-needed boost to a predominantly low-wealth community that the U.S. Department of Agriculture considers a food desert. But what brought them all together was as simple as a sign.
Including up to twenty-five local vendors, the Leicester Farmers Market is now open for business all year, from 4 until 7 p.m. Fridays and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays.
They sell everything from beets to beans to bowls at the North Asheville Tailgate Market every Saturday — just one of many local markets in the area each week. And it’s all fresh.
Photos by Jerry Nelson
Wave goodbye to Thanksgiving and say a big hello to December holidays at area tailgate markets this week. Even though the growing season has ended, farmers markets are getting in gear for the holiday season with wreaths, trees and gifts, like candles from Osada Bee Farm at the North Asheville Tailgate Market (pictured above). Don’t worry — plenty of food is available still, too.
Photo courtesy of ASAP
The Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture continues to keep us updated on the freshest of the fresh. This week and through much of the month, look for roots and greens galore. Plus, news on Apple Day featuring guest chef Marcos from Curras Nuevo.
ASAP talks peppers, eggs, tomatoes and more.