Local eggs are hardly your average store-bought eggs. Area chefs prize them for their rich taste and bright, creamy yolks, making eggs the stars of their dishes and key background players in all manner of baked goods and desserts. Click here to find out which restaurants offer Get Local specials and host events this month.
Get Local products of the month are chosen with seasonality in mind.
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 2014 participants with details about their support of area farms! We break it down in three 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.
- Dine and celebrate at these Get Local eateries:
- French Broad Chocolate Lounge is featuring weekly Crème Brûlée specials using local eggs from Farside Farms with unique flavors like black sesame and grapefruit.
- West End Bakery and Café is rotating through savory and sweet specials this month also featuring local eggs from Farside Farms, including éclairs, meringues, and a variety of custard pies. Want something savory? The Cafe is serving egg benedict bagels, egg drop soup, deviled eggs, and West End-style egg salad.
- Neo Burrito’s special this month is a Hickory Nut Gap pork bánh mì with organic pickled vegetables and local egg fried rice. The special is served with local egg salad with edamame and a cup of local egg drop soup. All eggs for their special and breakfast burritos are sourced from East Fork Farm.
- 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.
- 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!
Local roots get the spotlight in April! 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.