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Get Local


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:
    • Cúrate is partnering with ASAP for another fabulous meal and fundraiser to help support local food, strong farms, and healthy communities. “Get Local, Get Rooted!” will take place at Cúrate on Wednesday, November 18, 6:30-9:30 pm. Highlights of the meal will include local turnips, beets, squash, cheese, meats, and much more. Click here for tickets and more information.
    • Park Ridge Health’s Café is offering:• Roast butternut squash, carrots, turnips, parsnips, rutabagas in a house made seasoning as a side item.
      • Kale and apple salad with toasted pumpkin seeds, roasted rutabaga and a maple vinaigrette.
      • Roasted beets with orange supremes and a vinaigrette on the salad bar
      • Roasted red and yellow beets with feta cheese, fresh arugula and citrus vinaigrette
      • Roasted red potatoes with fresh garlic, grainy Dijon mustard and a drizzle of truffle oil.
    • The Market Place is also featuring several dishes with roots:• Beets, fennel, radish, turnips, etc. on their house-made pickles
      • Roasted beet and goat cheese agnolotti, butternut squash, trumpet mushrooms, shaved root and herb salad
      • Roasted Indian cauliflower, black quinoa, green curry sauce, shaved fennel and cashew salad
      • Pan roasted quail, bacon cheddar cornbread, Swiss chard, confit garlic, celery root, red wine demi
      • Wood grilled flat iron steak, house made thyme ketchup, sweet potato hash, local farms eggs
  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…

The October featured product is apples! 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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