Local farmers markets get set for a seasonal break or shift to winter hours.
The program, explains communications coordinator Sarah Hart, allows the market to make a 100 percent match on dollars spent through SNAP. “People swipe their SNAP card for $5 and get $10 in tokens to shop the market,” she says.
Market organizers have gotten creative, quickly setting up new systems and online platforms.
Peppers take center stage for the inaugural Pepperpalooza, hosted by the West Asheville Tailgate Market. Also: Lookout Brewing Co. throws its annual wild game potluck; The Red Rocker Inn hosts a barbecue and bluegrass dinner; and more.
While each tailgate market serves its own area and demographic, they all adhere to roughly the same model, policies and procedures, the logistics of which begin well before opening day and continue through the season.
Chef Clarence Robinson and artist Ann Miller Woodford headline Folkmoot’s upcoming Souther Supper Series soul food dinner. Also in this week’s Asheville food news, West End Baker and Café makes artisan pizza for FEAST, PennyCup Coffee Co. and Biscuit Head open new locations, chef A.J. Gregson moves his popular Wednesday pop-up dinner series to his new Fairview Road barbecue restaurant and more.
Author and PBS television host Laura Theodore discusses her latest cookbook and new restaurant. Also: Fermenti offers free tastings; Folkmoot celebrates Appalachian culture and cuisine; outdoor tailgate markets return; Rise Above Deli expands; and Early Girl Eatery finds new owners.
Chefs, restauranteurs and authors will come together for Barnes & Noble’s WNC Regional Cookbook & Food Writing Festival. In addition: Fifth Season Gardening Co. offers weekend workshops, Farm Heritage Trail’s holds a holiday event and tailgates markets announce winter and holidays dates.
Whether savory or sweet, jams and other preserves have become a favorite way for local food businesses to highlight Western North Carolina’s harvests.
News on indoor holiday markets, a winter community potluck, evaluations for amateur winemakers and a free tasting of Alpine cheeses.
How does your Bier Garden grow? In nearly 20 years of operation, downtown Asheville’s Bier Garden has assumed multiple identities, rebranding the company’s look and feel to reflect demand. This year’s upgrade includes a second bar and a new cocktail lounge seating area, which management aims to unveil by late November. “We always try to […]
It’s that time of year again, this year with wind, but warm temps, the tailgate markets are back.
Western North Carolina is full of talented farmers, artisan food producers and wine makers. You might even go so far as to call WNC “America’s Tuscany” — the perfect place for a food-and-farm adventure. Let the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project be your virtual travel agency, guiding you to the freshest tomatoes, the most scenic apple […]