There’s no need to guess whether these restaurants’ Get Local specials are honestly local. That’s because all Get Local participating eateries are Appalachian Grown partners committed to sourcing from Appalachian Grown (AG) certified farms.
ASAP certifies family farms growing and raising food right here in Western North Carolina and the Southern Appalachians. When you see the AG and Get Local logos at a restaurant—or the AG logo displayed with farm products at a grocery store, roadside stand, or tailgate market—know that you’re enjoying and buying certified local food. It doesn’t get any fresher or better-tasting than that!
2015 Get Local Restaurants
11 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
Every year we continue to expand our relationships with local farmers and farmer groups. This past year we started buying all local shell eggs from NROG. And each year we have conversations with our growers about what they can grow for us in the upcoming seasons. We do this because it is nice to know exactly where our food is coming from and how it is cared for, but also because the quality is simply better.
—Katie Button, Executive Chef/ Owner
Early Girl Eatery
8 Wall Street, Asheville, NC 28801
Cooking with fresh, local food matters. Our entrees taste better and our dollars stay in our community. Also our menu is made up of regional fare where it always makes sense to cook with regional ingredients.
—Julie Stehling, co-owner, Early Girl Eatery
Edison Craft Ales + Kitchen (Omni Grove Park Inn)
290 Macon Ave., Asheville, N.C. 28804
It is our responsibility as chefs to support the local ecosystem of farmers. We do it not just because it taste better, but because it is the right thing to do.
—Philip Bollhoefer, Senior Chef de Cuisine, Edison
10 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC
It’s part of our company mission to support local farmers. We do that by sourcing from local farms whenever possible.
—Jess, FOH manager, Farm Burger
Foothills Farm and Butchery
1196B Old US 70 Highway, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Foothills Farm and Butchery purchases whole animals for their butcher shop as well as local eggs, cheeses, and produce. “Our entire philosophy is local, whole food.”
French Broad Chocolate Lounge
10 South Pack Square
French Broad Chocolate Lounge purchases local eggs, honey, and fruit, noting “We believe we vote with our dollars and try to live within our local economy as much as possible.”
18 N Main St., Weaverville NC 28787
We enjoy knowing where our products are coming from, supporting the local families that grow them and getting to know the community of farmers. Buying local and in season keeps a chef creative because you never know what they may show up with that sparks your idea for a new dish.
—Natalie Byrnes, Owner
606 w main street, Sylva nc 28779
The freshness & variety of local produce (& meats, products, etc) can’t be beat. The quality is amazing. By buying from local farms I can do my part in keeping alive the craft of small family farming here in western North Carolina.
—Jen Pearson , Owner/Chef, Guadalupe Cafe
The Hop Ice Cream Cafe
640 Merrimon Ave. Ste. 103, Asheville, NC 28804
Our business sources from local farmers because we love getting fresh, beautiful produce from area producers. The quality is often above and beyond what’s available in grocery stores and we can feel good about our dollars staying in the local economy and supporting other local business owners.
—Ashley Garrison, Owner, The Hop Ice Cream Cafe
King Daddy’s Chicken and Waffle
444 Haywood Road, Suite 101, Asheville, NC 28806
Our business sources from local farmers because buying local means higher quality ingredients and higher quality relationships with those you are buying from.
—Julie Stehling, co-owner, King Daddy’s Chicken and Waffle
King James Public House
94 charlotte street, Asheville nc
Our business sources from local farmers because to help build a long standing sustainable community among farmers, chefs, artisans, and the public.
—Steven Goff, Executive Chef
The Market Place Restaurant
20 Wall Street, Asheville, NC 28801
Our core mission at The Market Place to source local and support our local farms! It’s better for the environment, it’s better for our local economies, and it keeps our food within our “food shed” so we know we are getting healthy food from good people!
—William Dissen, Executive Chef & Owner
32 S Lexington Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
I love the fact that when I place an order with one of our local farmers, they haven’t even harvested my order yet. I place the order and then the morning that it gets delivered the greens are cut and washed. That means they get to me the very day they were cut from the roots, it just doesn’t get better than that.
—Katie Button, Executive Chef/Owner
116 North Lexington Ave, Asheville, 28801
By supporting local farms we preserve farm land, farming careers, get a better product thats fresher, and often more nutritious and flavorful.
—Rosetta Star Buan, owner, Rosetta’s Kitchen
Season’s at Highland Lake
86 Lily Pad Ln., Flat Rock NC 28731
Season’s has strong beliefs in both sustainability and preservation of our environment. Our menu changes seasonally with the availability of local ingredients and source from our local farmers whenever possible.
—Stephen Hertz, Sous Chef, Season’s at Highland Lake
West End Bakery
757 Haywood Rd, Asheville NC 28806
We are committed to sustainable agriculture and sustainable business practices. We like high quality ingredients and find that our food tastes better when we buy local!
—Cathy Cleary, co-owner, West End Bakery
The following schools participate in our Get Local program
Buncombe County Schools
Warren Wilson College