ASAP Connections

Local Food. Strong Farms. Healthy Communities

ASAP’s Local Food Experience


Thank you to everyone who attended, supported, and participated in our first Local Food Experience!

IMG_20160819_132137 (1)

A big thank you to the following businesses for donating their time and talents to our local food tasting: 
Buxton Hall Barbecue with Vandele Farms on Cedar Creek, Biltmore Coffee Roasters, French Broad Chocolates, Hickory Nut Gap Farm, HomeGrown with Green River Picklers, Imladris Farm, John C. Campbell Folk School, Looking Glass Creamery, Sunburst Trout Farms, Ultimate Ice Cream, UNC Asheville Dining, and Waynesville Soda Jerks.

Another big thank you to our silent auction donors: Addison Farms Vineyard, Asheville Farm To Table Tours, East Fork Farm, Franny’s Farm, John C. Campbell Folk School, Noble Cider, Omni Grove Park Inn, Root Bottom Farm, Spinning Spider Creamery, and The Montford Bar and Lounge with Chef Philip Boellhoefer.

We’d also like to thank Mountain Food Products for donating local cherry tomatoes (from Ivy Creek Family Farm and Freedom Farm), Hendersonville Community Co-op for donating napkins and forks, and Highland Brewing Company for hosting us in their beautiful new event space!

We couldn’t have done this event without the incredible support of our volunteer and interns!

And of course–thanks to all of YOU for attending and supporting our work to build a thriving local food system.


Local Food Experience | Tasting Menu

CLane_FoothillsButchery_Prep-4_resized for web

Biltmore Coffee Roasters Sip on micro-roasted coffee and enjoy freshly prepared pastries featuring local, seasonal ingredients. Buxton Hall Barbecue with Vandele Farms on Cedar Creek Savor a range of dishes and delicious charcuterie featuring pastured raised pork from Vandele Farms including smoked ham, […]Read More ▶▶

Local Food Experience| Silent Auction and Raffle

Thank you to all the businesses that generously donated silent auction and raffle items for our Local Food Experience!     Noble Cider Tour and Apple Pressing: Bring up to nine of your friends and enjoy an hour or two of pressing […]Read More ▶▶

Sign Up For Our Newsletters

* required

From Here

Research from ASAP

Research from our Research Center.

Connect With Us

Growing Minds Farm to School Program

Growing Minds

Visit to learn about ASAP's Farm to School program!