ASAP Annual Events
Farm Tour: On a weekend a year, Western North Carolina farms open their barn doors to the public. ASAP’s Farm Tour is a chance to experience firsthand how food is grown and raised in the Southern Appalachian mountains, taste farm fresh products, meet farm animals, and connect with the community’s food producers. Discover some of Western North Carolina’s unique and beautiful working farms through tours, demonstrations, and hands-on activities.
Business of Farming Conference: If you’re currently farming or seriously considering farming as a profession, this conference is for you. Join farmers, agriculture professionals, and business and marketing specialists every February for learning sessions and opportunities to meet with restaurant and wholesale buyers.
CSA Fair: Want to learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and meet area CSA farmers face-to-face? Attend our annual CSA Fair, where you can gather information, meet local producers, and sign up on the spot for a produce, meat, and even flower share.
Growing Minds Farm to School Conference: Each year, our Growing Minds Farm to School Program conducts topical conferences. Past events have covered Farm to School cooking and starting Farm to School programs in schools and communities. Visit growing-minds.org to find current details.
Events Calendar and Workshops
But that’s not all! The best way to keep up with ASAP events is to check our online calendar at fromhere.org. The From Here calendar is a comprehensive collection of our events and other exciting food and farm happenings throughout the Southern Appalachian region. Find upcoming ASAP events in your area. Or, view the entire local food events calendar. Have an event you’d like to see on the calendar? Submit here. You can also check our workshop page for additional ASAP events and trainings.
ASAP Special Events
August 18, 2016, 5:30-8:30 pm
Highland Brewing Company Event Center, Asheville, NC
Purchase your tickets online or contact us for more information.
Tickets are $20 and include food, activities, and non-alchoholic beverage samples; $10 reduce price tickets for children 12 and under are available at the door.
Eating local is about more than just food. It’s about the relationship with the farmer, the connection to place and heritage, and the sense of community that comes from knowing firsthand the story behind your food. It’s about experiencing something fresh, seasonal, and grown here. This summer, ASAP invites you to experience the diverse foods and culinary traditions of the Southern Appalachian mountains at ASAP’s Local Food Experience.