ASAP’s Local Food Experience features a silent auction of goods and experiences from local farms and restaurants. Many of these offerings are unavailable anywhere else, so don’t miss your chance to win! Read more about each of the items at the auction below.
Receive a $175 gift certificate good toward a stay at any of the three unique cabin rentals at Broadwing Farms. The certificate does not expire and can be used at any time.
Come out to The Farmer’s Hands and enjoy a day of fun and learning! After a phone consultation to create a menu from local ingredients, you will learn to craft your delicious meal over the course of a three-hour class.
Enjoy a personally guided tour from Asheville Farm to Table Tours of three sustainable family farms in beautiful Madison County, Fairview, or Black Mountain, NC. Meet the farmers and experience our rich mountain culture and food heritage. Taste delicious Appalachian Grown food straight from the farms and enjoy connecting to where local food comes from.
Spend an evening on Flourish Flower Farm while learning and practicing simple, timeless floral design skills using gorgeous locally grown flowers. You will receive one-on-one support and guidance throughout the entire process and have a huge assortment of flowers to choose from!
Two guests will join Asheville food writer Stu Helms on his Food Fan Foot Tour, a guided walk to explore Asheville’s finest restaurants, cafes, breweries, and more. Learn some history along the way, hear a few local legends, and get the inside scoop on what Asheville’s most colorful food writer thinks.
This 12-piece collection of truffles and caramels from French Broad Chocolates are both a love letter to Asheville and a celebration of the farmers and producers that comprise its bountiful foodshed. From raspberries to lavender to honey, each of these handcrafted confections features locally sourced ingredients combined with bean-to-bar chocolate.
Curious how ASAP’s Growing Local radio series and podcast is made? Join host Jen Nathan Orris for reporting trip to a local farm for a behind-the-scenes look at how we make the podcast.
The Butcher’s CSA from Intentional Swine features a selection of butcher’s cuts and prepared meats from pasture-raised pork, beef, and poultry, plus a pint of cooking fat and a pint of stock. The share runs monthly from September to November, with pickup at the River Arts District Farmers Market.
This COOK’S PANTRY membership from Copper Pot and Wooden Spoon includes a unique selection of recipe-centered boxes that include a beautifully printed recipe card with complementing delectable jams, pickled goods, and other artisan food products to create each tasty dish!
Enjoy a variety of goods and gift certificates from chefs and artisans throughout Western North Carolina! Contributors include Asheville Tea Company, Roots & Fruits Market & Cafe, Ultimate Ice Cream Co., and Waynesville Soda Jerks.
This package combines two tickets to the October cheesemaking class at Looking Glass Creamery, a handmade cheese board, and a “Vivian” cheese plate to enjoy at the creamery itself.
Stimulate your senses with an intimate behind the scenes tour of New Belgium Brewing Co. You and your friends will enjoy a personalized tour that will highlight grain to glass on what goes into creating their libations, as well as a glimpse into the ownership culture and sustainable business practices that contribute to the uniqueness of New Belgium Brewing Co.
Treat yourself to a meal at chef Katie Button’s Nightbell with a $100 gift certificate. Enjoy small-plate American cuisine crafted with Appalachian ingredients.
Campers at Franny’s Farm will learn about gardening and animal care while participating in farm projects, eco-scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, health and fitness, building activities, and leadership skill building — all while making memories and forging friendships.
Two guests will enjoy the “Field to Fabric” tour with Venezia Dream Farm and take home two pairs of alpaca socks, as well as an alpaca plush toy.
This package offers a private tour of Wehrloom Honey‘s apiary and production facilities in Robbinsville, as well as a mead tasting, for four guests.