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2016 Tailgate Market Opening Dates

Farmers tailgate markets are here!

Resources for Tailgate Markets

Looking for assistance and resources to improve your tailgate market? Consult the directory below to quickly navigate to the topic of your interest. Hosting a Farmers Market Farmers Market Management Regulations, Risk Management, Food Safety Sell More! Farmers Market Workshop […]


“Workshops were packed with a knowledgeable and diverse array of speakers.” Every year, the Business of Farming Conference features a wide range of business, marketing, and agricultural professionals offering practical experience and expertise for beginning to established farmers. Amy Ager and her husband […]

Note From ASAP Executive Director on the Canceling of the 2015 ASAP Farm Tour

After much deliberation with farmers, agencies, other organizations, and the NC State Veterinarian, it is with great regret that that we must cancel the 2015 ASAP Farm Tour due to the threat of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). HPAI is […]

Buncombe County Farms

Addison Farms Vineyard |   Flying Cloud Farm   |  Franny’s Farm | Full Sun Farm | Good Fibrations | Hickory Nut Gap Farm | Hop’n Blueberry Farm|  Imladris Farm | Ivy Creek Family Farm | Long Branch Environmental Education Center | Meadow Cove Farm | […]

The 2015 Local Food Guide is Here!

The growing season has arrived in WNC and the Southern Appalachians! Look for signs of spring with seasonal specialties found at tailgate farmers markets, featured at restaurants, and purchased at roadside stands. It is also the time of year to […]

Community Engagement with ASAP

From the very beginning, ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) has undertaken its work from the perspective that building local food systems should be a democratic, grassroots process where engaged citizens actively create the food system that best serves everyone in […]

CSA Time is Here!

Spring is fast approaching. That means Southern Appalachian farmers will soon begin harvesting asparagus, greens, and spring onions to sell at farmers tailgate markets and to pack directly for their CSA—or Community Supported Agriculture—farm share subscribers. To help those interested […]

Appalachian Grown™ Cost Share

Apply now for 2016 Cost Share funding. ASAP, through support from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, has funds available for Appalachian Grown™   certified farms and tailgate markets in North Carolina to be used in the promotion of locally grown food in […]

Beyond the Farm Tour

Don’t want your Farm Tour weekend to end? It doesn’t have to! Stay connected with ASAP and local food in the region by: Did you taste something unforgettable this weekend? You can find many of your favorite Farm Tour farms […]
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