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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:
    • The Hop Ice Cream Café will be doing a special berry month fundraiser for ASAP at The Hop Ice Creamery on Friday, July 24, 6-9 pm. Special berry flavors will be featured. The Hop regularly sources berries from Rayburn Farm, Stepps Plants, and Stoney Hollow Farm. The Hop Ice Creamery is located at 167 Haywood Road in East West Asheville.
    • Vortex Doughnuts has a variety of doughnut specials this month. They are using heirloom strawberries from Rayburn Farm for a strawberry jam-filled doughnut and a strawberry shortcake doughnut. This week, Vortex sources from Appalachian Grown farms for blueberries to use in their blueberry basil doughnuts. Upcoming specials include blueberry lemon doughnuts and blueberries and cream doughnut.
    • Rosetta’s Kitchen will feature a salad special they call “Berry Superstitious” with a base of organic and local mixed greens, local blueberries, fresh d’anjou pear slices, English cucumber, shredded carrots , local pea & sunflower sprouts and a housemade herb-tofu “ricotta.”
    • Warren Wilson College Dining Services is featuring their local blackberry cobbler this month.
  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 August featured product is tomatoes! 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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