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Asheville's Harvest Adventures and Recipes

Asheville's Harvest Adventures and Recipes

Mountain Food Traditions Still Thrive in Appalachia. For culinary adventurists on the hunt for regional cuisine, the time is ripe to experience Asheville's harvest season. As summer winds down, Asheville's chefs turn to seasonal favorites and traditional recipes handed down through the generations. Local menus become veritable smorgasbords of Appalachian-grown ingredients - apples, trout,

Time for Tailgates

Time for Tailgates

Asheville Insider Tip: Tailgates Offer the Best Mountain-Grown Food. Mountain area tailgate markets are in full swing serving up fresh produce, handmade soaps, beautiful flowers, meats, breads, eggs... the list goes on. Shop at one of approximately 17 tailgate markets in the Asheville area and odds are you'll be shopping right next to a local chef. Freshly-sourced ingredients are the hallmark of

Foodtopian Spotlight: Montford Farmer's Market

Foodtopian Spotlight: Montford Farmer's Market

Foodtopians in Asheville have a new opportunity to find farm fresh bounty in the city center. Starting Wednesday June 22, a weekly farmer's market will be established in Asheville's beautiful Montford neighborhood . Approximately twenty local vendors will be on hand from 2:00 until 6:00 PM in the parking lot of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce , located at 36 Montford Avenue. This new market was

Foodtopian Spotlight: Jack's Nut Butter

Foodtopian Spotlight: Jack's Nut Butter

Jack Fischer wanted to change his diet. He was looking to eliminate processed foods and move towards a more nourishing approach to eating. This worked fine when crafting meals in the kitchen, but he found it to be challenging when looking for a snack. Jack took his cravings to the culinary drawing board and soon crafted a recipe for a nut butter that blends Almonds, Walnuts, Ghee, Coconut Oil and

Farm-to-Freezer-to-Table: Put the tailgate market in your freezer

Farm-to-Freezer-to-Table: Put the tailgate market in your freezer

Yes, the growing season is coming to a close. And this is the last weekend for the tailgate markets in the Asheville area. But if you get a little blue when you think about the end of fresh produce, then the folks over at Winter Sun Farms would be happy to brighten your day. Winter Sun Farms has created a unique sort of CSA program to bring you through the colder months. Once a month (Dec.-Mar.),

Holiday Farmers Tailgate Markets in Asheville

Holiday Farmers Tailgate Markets in Asheville

Area holiday tailgate markets have everything you need to eat local and give local this season, and there’s no shortage of them this year. These markets offer the chance to get in the holiday spirit while interacting directly with local farmers and artisans. Just what can you expect to find? Look for late-season produce, meats and cheeses, wreaths and Christmas trees, baked goods, and locally made

Memorial Day Weekend is Sweet with Cake Walk

Memorial Day Weekend is Sweet with Cake Walk

As if a three-day weekend wasn’t sweet enough, Slow Food Asheville is hosting a Strawberry (short) Cake Walk on Memorial Day Weekend. Join the fun at the North Asheville Tailgate Market on Saturday, May 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The cost per walk is $1, with the chance to win a delicious homemade cake at each walk. All ages are welcome. Proceeds benefit the North Asheville Tailgate Market

Spring Arrives in Asheville with Tailgate Markets

Spring Arrives in Asheville with Tailgate Markets

One of the first signs of spring in Asheville (a.k.a. the Foodtopian Society ) is the opening of local tailgate markets. As numerous as spring flowers, Asheville -area tailgate markets are the social center of the community in the warmer months. Booths are packed with the fruits and veggies from local farms, freshly made cheese, home-baked bread, homemade pickles and jams, locally-raised meats,

A Day at One of Asheville's Tailgate Markets

A Day at One of Asheville's Tailgate Markets

  • July 20, 2009 by Jess

Local baker Steve Bardwell of Wake Robin Farm sells bread at last week's Wednesday Afternoon Downtown Tailgate Market. Asheville's tailgate markets are about reconnecting with the land, and meeting people who devote their lives to bringing food from the farm to your table . Experience Asheville's truest flavors for yourself by visiting one of our many farmers markets .