Thank you to everyone who attended, supported, and participated in our first Local Food Experience!
A big thank you to the following businesses for donating their time and talents to our local food tasting:
Buxton Hall Barbecue with Vandele Farms on Cedar Creek, Biltmore Coffee Roasters, French Broad Chocolates, Hickory Nut Gap Farm, HomeGrown with Green River Picklers, Imladris Farm, John C. Campbell Folk School, Looking Glass Creamery, Sunburst Trout Farms, Ultimate Ice Cream, UNC Asheville Dining, and Waynesville Soda Jerks.
Another big thank you to our silent auction donors: Addison Farms Vineyard, Asheville Farm To Table Tours, East Fork Farm, Franny’s Farm, John C. Campbell Folk School, Noble Cider, Omni Grove Park Inn, Root Bottom Farm, Spinning Spider Creamery, and The Montford Bar and Lounge with Chef Philip Boellhoefer.
We’d also like to thank Mountain Food Products for donating local cherry tomatoes (from Ivy Creek Family Farm and Freedom Farm), Hendersonville Community Co-op for donating napkins and forks, and Highland Brewing Company for hosting us in their beautiful new event space!
We couldn’t have done this event without the incredible support of our volunteer and interns!
And of course–thanks to all of YOU for attending and supporting our work to build a thriving local food system.