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Asheville City Market moves to a NEW downtown location

Asheville City Market is moving to a NEW location in downtown Asheville! Starting on April 1, Asheville City Market will be located on North Market St., between Woodfin St. and East Walnut St., where market-goers can enjoy open-air shopping for […]Read More ▶▶

Local Food Sales Surge in WNC

ASHEVILLE, NC (May 2, 2014) – Local food sales in Western North Carolina have grown significantly in the last five years. The 2012 Census of Agriculture, released on May 2, shows that direct sales alone have increased by nearly 70% in […]Read More ▶▶

The 2015 Appalachian Grown Survey Results Are In!

This past March, ASAP’s Local Food Research Center sent a survey to all Appalachian Grown (AG) certified farms. The purpose of this survey was to better understand the experiences of farmers in our region, learn about the impact of our […]Read More ▶▶

The 2017 Business of Farming Conference was a fantastic day of learning and networking!

Many thanks to everyone who helped make ASAP’s 2017 Business of Farming Conference a great event! Thank you to our sponsors, presenters,  staff, interns, volunteers, our host AB Tech, Ingles for breakfast, Farm Burger for lunch, and, most of all, the […]Read More ▶▶

Tune in to “Growing Local”, ASAP’s Weekly Audio Series on WNCW

“Growing Local” is a radio series on WNCW on Mondays during Morning Edition at 8:45 am. “Growing Local” comes from ASAP’s Local Food Research Center, and features stories about local food and farms in the Southern Appalachians. If you miss […]Read More ▶▶

Welcome to ASAP’s Website!

We are excited to present our new website. Find tools for farmers, Appalachian Grown resources, find local food, and the latest research from the Local Food Research Center. Also keep up with ASAP events and learn how you can support the local food movement.Read More ▶▶

Where to find a CSA

If you missed our CSA Fair, there’s still plenty of time to sign up for a 2017 CSA! Use our online Local Food Guide at to select your preferred city or county to find farms offering CSA programs near you. […]Read More ▶▶

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