August 30, 2016

It's tomato time and there are so many options for how to prepare them.  While many of us are canning our sauce, salsa, etc, it's nice to stop and enjoy the fresh flavor of the season with a simple gazpacho.

Servings: 4-6
Time: 15-20 minutes
What you need: a sharp knife, cutting board, food processor or blender


  • 2 medium tomatoes, or 2 cups of cherry tomatoes

  • 1.5 cups tomato juice

  • 1 bell pepper, diced

  • 1 cucumber

  • ½ red onion, di...

August 17, 2016

 At this week's Summer Jam Festival, Chef Dava Melton of Blessed to Cook ran cooking demos and food tastings all market long.  We're sharing her seasonal, healthy, mouth watering recipes below...

Vegetable Frittata


2 eggs

Splash of milk, optional

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 cup of assorted veggies, chopped (today we used- cooking greens, corn, tomatoes, squash & garlic)

Cheese, optional


- Heat coconut oil on medium heat & sauté chopped veggies for a cou...

August 10, 2016

On Tuesday 8/16 West Asheville Tailgate Market will be hosting our first ever Summer Jam Festival!

We will have live music, cooking demos & tastings, kids activities, farm animals, face painting, fairy hair, lawn games, a watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest, and a SUMMER JAM tasting!

Think your Jam is THE JAM?  Enter the contest and you could win some awesome prizes.  It's free to enter.  Just bring 1 pint of your best jam to market by 4pm to enter the t...

August 10, 2016

Servings: 6
Time:  10 minutes
What you need: a large mixing bowl, a cutting board, a big sharp knife (for watermelon), and a serrated knife (for tomatoes)


  • 3 cups Seedless watermelon, cubed

  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1 Red Onion or 2 shallots, finely sliced

  • 1/2 cup Basil, roughly torn

  • 1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled

  • 2-3 tablespoons Red Wine or Balsamic Vinegar

  • 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • Sprinkle of sea sa...

August 4, 2016

This week Kelly Hollinger came to market for a cooking demo and whipped up these delicious spring rolls plus a seasonal pesto!  She's super passionate about sharing how easy it can be to make healthy food.  Below are her recipes.  Try them yourself and let us know what you think.  

Spring Rolls

Rice papers (found at a local Asian market)

Heat 1-2 cups of water

Put in a baking pan, square or circular. 1inch of hot water in the bottom

Place one individual ri...

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