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Asheville City Market on N. Market St.
ASAP's Farm Tour

Experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of farming in Western North Carolina. Car passes are on sale for ASAP's 2024 Farm Tour, Sept. 21-22.

Local Food Guide

Find hundreds of listings for local farms and businesses, plus stories and recipes from Appalachian Grown farms, updated for the 2024-25 season.

Asheville City Market

Visit ASAP's farmers market on Saturday mornings on North Market Street in downtown Asheville. Regular season hours are 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

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Upcoming Events

ASAP’s Farm Tour

WHEN: Sept. 21–22, 12-5 p.m.
WHERE: 20 farms in Western North Carolina

ASAP’s annual Farm Tour is a chance to experience how food is grown and raised through guided tours, demonstrations, and tastings. The Farm Tour showcases the diversity of working farms in Western North Carolina, including vegetables, livestock, vineyards, orchards, flowers, fiber, and more! This is a family-friendly event and a great outing for visitors of all ages, abilities, and interests. All are welcome.

Appalachian Grown Harvest

WHEN: Nov. 8, 5–8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Yesterday Spaces, Leicester, NC

Join us in celebrating the end of the harvest season by coming together at the table to share an Appalachian Grown dinner and support ASAP’s work. Enjoy a tapas-style meal of four small plates and a plated dessert. Plus, chat with the chefs and farmers that created each dish!

Tickets are available by individual seat or by tables of 8. Please contact Nora Scheff with any questions regarding this event.

We Want to Hear from You!

ASAP is conducting research on why people in our community choose the food they do. We want to know where you shop, what you value most when purchasing food, and what factors motivate or discourage you from purchasing locally grown food. Whether you buy locally grown food or not, you can help farmers understand and connect with consumers—which creates a stronger local food system!

The survey can be completed online or by calling ASAP at 828-236-1282. It should take 8–12 minutes to complete and will be open until Oct. 31, 2024. You must be over the age of 18 and a resident of Western North Carolina.

Please share with families, friends, and co-workers!

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