Wish you could walk into a restaurant and say, “Can I have the Appalachian Grown menu, please?” You can on May 16 at Posana Cafe, and proceeds will benefit our Growing Minds Farm to School Program! The all-local menu will feature local cheese in honor of Get Local cheese month, as well local pork, beef, trout, and produce. Learn more.
Sunburst Trout Farm is hosting a benefit dinner for ASAP at their beautiful headquarters in the shadow of Cold Mountain, deep in the heart of Pisgah National Forest. Food will be prepared by the award-winning culinary staff of Sunburst. The menu will include Sunburst Trout products, produce and beef from Haywood County farms, and apple butter stack cake for dessert. Haywood County beers will also be featured. Dinner will be served under the Lake Logan Dam on the farm.
ASAP’s two tailgates, Asheville City Market and Asheville City Market South (ACM), are now open outdoors for the season! Shop Wednesdays 1-5 pm at Biltmore Park Town Square and Saturdays 8 am-1 pm at 161 South Charlotte Street for fresh produce, meats, baked goods, crafts, and more. Both markets will also host special events, cooking demonstrations, and live music this year.
NEW this season: ACM South has more vendors than ever, as well as a new shopper rewards program (see our market info booth for all the details). Both markets accept credit, debit, and EBT payments. Like ACM on Facebook for regular market updates!
Our 2013 Business of Farming Conference (BOF), held February 23, was a great success! HUGE thanks to the attendees, speakers, exhibitors, volunteers, and sponsors who made the event not only possible but a pleasure. At this year’s conference page, find a Storify recap of BOF’s tenth anniversary. And, flip through a photo album of 70+ images at fromhere.org. If you attended, please also take our participant survey to help us make next year’s event even better.
We’re very excited to present our new site. We hope you can now quickly find your way to local food and easily find and use our tools for farmers, Appalachian Grown resources, and the latest research from our Local Food Research Center. We also hope the new design helps you better keep up with ASAP’s events and better shares how you can support the local food movement.
As you navigate and explore, please share any positive feedback or difficulties; we’d love to hear your impressions and experiences. Note that we won’t rest on our laurels. Keep an eye out for even more new features and improvements in the months to come!