“Sourcing more of our food locally would simultaneously boost the region’s economic stability, food security and health.”
“With LAMP, North Carolina farmers will more easily connect with nearby purchasers, whether through our schools, hospitals or farmers markets.”
Asheville-area initiatives are seeking to connect food-insecure communities with fresh, locally grown food while also supporting WNC farmers.
(Go to the bottom of this article for a listing of local tailgate markets) When the springtime flowers start popping up in the mountains, the tailgate markets are never far behind. Though the full harvest is still around the corner, many markets have already begun selling fresh, local foods in outdoor locations around the region […]
(Go to the bottom of this article for a listing of local tailgate markets) With springtime and warmer weather finally underway here in the mountains comes the opportunity to head outdoors to our local tailgate markets. While some of them won’t set up their tents until mid-May, most tailgate markets have already begun their season. […]
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 its all fresh.
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.