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2015 Monthly Products

Get Local products of the month are chosen with seasonality in mind.

January: Meat
February: Eggs
March: Greens
April: Cheese
May: Strawberries
June: Honey
July: Berries
August: Tomatoes
September: Peppers
October: Apples
November: Roots
December: Winter Squash

How Do You Get Local?

It’s easy: enjoy a delicious local meal or celebration based around the month’s featured food at a participating restaurant; click for a complete list of 2015 participants with details about their support of area farms! We break it down in four simple steps each month below.

Call us biased, but if there were an award for the region with the most and best restaurants serving local food, we think Western North Carolina would win. That’s why Get Local is all about them this year—Appalachian Grown(AG) partner eateries that go above and beyond when it comes to purchasing and serving local foods from AG certified farms.

This Month:

  1. Dine and celebrate at these Get Local eateries:
    • King James Public House will have two specials with honey from Wild Mountain Apiaries. The first is a Get Local feature drink they call ‘Ted, Just Admit It…’ that has anejo tequila, Appalachian Grown honey, peach-pepper jam, fresh lemon juice, and egg whites. King James will also feature an Apple Brandy Farm skirt steak from their neighbor The Chop Shop Butchery, served with blue hominy succotash, local honey hominy puree, and a local honey glaze.
    • The Market Place uses wildflower honey from Haw Creek Honey. The honey is featured in their Saffron & Wildflower Honey Creme Brûlée with Pink Peppercorn Biscotti. Chef William Dissen says that the saffron is sourced directly from a crocus flower farm in Kashmir by his mother and father-in-law. He says that the dessert has a wonderful, floral undertone that really enhances the velvety texture of the creme brûlée.
    • A special at Curate this month is Berenjenas la Taberna, a fried eggplant drizzled in Wild Mountain Apiaries honey, garnished with rosemary. They will also feature Miel y Mato, a watermelon sorbet with a capricho goat cheese “snow” with honey and candied honey.
    • Over at Nightbell Restaurant & Lounge, they will feature honey in their grilled Maitake mushroom dish which is glazed with sesame oil and fish sauce, finished with orange zest, honey, togarashi, and a garlic cream sauce. They also have stone ground grit hush puppies served with an orange Wild Mountain Apiaries honey butter dipping sauce.
  2. Get Local at home: Find each month’s featured food and other seasonal products at your neighborhood tailgate market, roadside stand, or grocery store; browse via our online Local Food Guide.
  3. Get Local at school: All Buncombe County schools are also getting local in the cafeteria through ASAP’s Growing Minds Get Local @ schools program.  Check out their menus to see what they have planned for this month.
  4. Help Get Local get social: Enjoy a monthly special at an #appgrown restaurant? Attend a special Get Local event? Share your dining review, photos, and more via your favorite social site and tag #getlocal!

Coming Up Next Month…

In 2015, the July featured product is berries! Check back for new participating restaurants, events, and specials.

Chefs, Cooks, and Food Service Professionals

If you’re an Appalachian Grown partner and would like to involve your restaurant, cafeteria, or other food service business in ASAP’s Get Local campaign, contact us! ASAP can also help you source the ingredient of the month locally.

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