Sunday, August 27, 2006

    Tree Huggers Still Missing Bill

    You've heard of the Princeton Review's 2007 "Best 361 Colleges" Rankings, right? It's been in the news this week. The party schools. The stone-cold sober schools. Asheville area college, Warren Wilson, also made some of those lists. Check it out.
    #1 - Reefer Madness - Parties
    #15 - Most Politically Active - Politics
    #1 - Students Most Nostalgic For Bill Clinton - Politics
    #14 - Most Beautiful Campus - Quality of Life
    #3 - Birkenstock-Wearing, Tree-Hugging, Clove-Smoking Vegetarians - School Type

    link (reg req'd)

    Wednesday, August 02, 2006

    Area Tailgate Markets

    Black Mountain Tailgate Market, in the grassy area behind SunTrust Bank, off Highway 9, near Exit 64 from Interstate 40, with parking at bank.

    When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays

    Fresh this week: Corn, garlic, fennel, tomatoes, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, local honey, green beans and more

    Downtown Tailgate Market, 76 Biltmore Ave., next to the French Broad Food Co-op, Asheville

    When: Twice a week: 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays

    Fresh this week: On Wednesday, tomatoes, beans, raspberries, greens, peppers and more. On Saturday, blackberries, tomatoes, local honey and goat cheese, fennel, tomatoes and more.

    Greenlife tailgate markets, grassy area to the left of the store parking lot, off Merrimon Avenue near downtown Asheville

    When: Three times a week: 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays: 2 to 5 p.m. Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays.

    Fresh this week: On Wednesday, blackberries, tomatoes, local goat cheese, greens and fresh fish, scallops and shrimp from the coast. On Friday, shiitake mushrooms, potatoes, greens and more.

    North Asheville Tailgate Market, in the parking lot behind Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co., 675 Merrimon Ave., Asheville

    When: 7 a.m. to noon Saturdays

    Fresh this week: Corn, beans, blueberries and blackberries, local honey and goat cheese, potatoes, tomatoes and more

    West Asheville Tailgate Market, on the grassy area at the rear of the parking lot for West End Bakery off Haywood Road, West Asheville

    When: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays

    Fresh this week: Corn, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, local goat cheese, honey and eggs, green beans, tomatoes and more