Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week
Your favorite peak summer produce — tomatoes, corn, peppers, melons, peaches, blackberries, beans, okra, eggplant — is still filling the tables at farmers tailgate markets.
We have a month or two more to enjoy these items. But there are hints of seasonal change in the air.
Figs are a late summer prize available now from Jake’s Farm (Asheville City Market, Enka-Candler Tailgate Market) and Lee’s One Fortune Farm (many markets). If your figs are perfectly ripe, you probably want to just eat them as they are, or maybe alongside some creamy cheese from Spinning Spider Creamery (Asheville City Market, North Asheville Tailgate Market), Three Graces Dairy (Asheville City Market, North Asheville Tailgate Market, West Asheville Tailgate Market), or Looking Glass Creamery (River Arts District Farmers Market). If you ended up with a few that aren’t quite as juicy as you’d like, try roasting them with honey and thyme and adding them to a pasta dish or salad. Jake’s Farm expects to harvest figs just for a few more weeks, so get them while you can!…..