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Local Food Experience | Tasting Menu


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, smoked sausage, rillette, porchetta, and more!

French Broad Chocolates
Indulge in their Asheville Grown Truffle Collection, featuring sorghum, berries, lavender, and other locally grown ingredients from Doubletree Farm, Mountain Farm, Full Sun Farm, and Stepp’s Plants.

Hickory Nut Gap Farm
Delight in griddled chorizo medallions topped with whipped chèvre, crispy brassicas, and the farm’s handcrafted tomato powder.

HomeGrown with Green River Picklers
Try a pickled okra and pimento cheese canapé, or flank steak and cheddar nachos with pickled jalapenos and heirloom tomatoes. Can’t choose? Try them both!

Imladris Farm
Sample an assortment of jams and jellies, and try their new smoked ketchup–made from their homegrown tomatoes, and smoked at Hickory Nut Gap Farm.

John C. Campbell Folk School
Enjoy treats from the Folk School organic vegetable garden and cooking studio including savory tomato chutney cheesecake, chocolate chili zucchini bread, and blueberry oat bars.

Looking Glass Creamery
Bring your appetite for cheese! Sample flavored Fromage Blanc and grassfed, aged Jersey Cow cheese (in Swiss Alpine Style), served with apple, lemon thyme, and ginger fruit pastes.

Sunburst Trout Farms
Sample a variety of delicious trout bites including a hickory smoked and cold smoked trout, smoked trout dip, trout jerky, and pimento goat cheese.

Ultimate Ice Cream
Indulge your sweet tooth in a variety of ice cream flavors featuring Imladris Farm jams and apple butter. Flavors include: blackberry chocolate chip, blueberry, chocolate raspberry, lemon custard berry swirl, sweet cream apple butter, jalapeño hot jam and black pepper, mixed berry sorbet, and more!

UNC Asheville Dining 
Sample a variety of locally grown tomatoes provided by Mountain Food Products, and sample Gazpacho made by UNC Asheville Dining! Learn about UNC Asheville’s work to serve Appalachian Grown™ farm products in their cafeteria, and their work to connect their students with local food and farms.

Waynesville Soda Jerks
Sample handcrafted sodas made from locally sourced fruit.

ASAP’s Local Food Experience

Celebrate the Local Food and Culinary Traditions of the Southern Appalachian Mountains on August 18. Learn more and purchase your tickets today ▶▶

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 ▶▶

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