Fresh at Farmers Markets
Melons have finally made their way to market! While watermelon and cantaloupe are typically enjoyed by themselves, you can do a lot more with them than you think. There are plenty of creative ways to incorporate them into your cooking this summer, including in salads, soups, or even thrown on the grill! Look for both … Read more
Local Food & Farm Stories
ASAP likes to share the stories of people who help us fulfill our mission. This month we’re talking to Shaniqua Simuel, founder of Change Your Palate, a grassroots whole-food meal prep program focusing on BIPOC people who suffer from type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Shaniqua also works with the WNC Food Justice Planning Initiative and … Read more
Farm Fresh for Health Regional Symposiums
August 27, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. | Hendersonville Farmers Market and Homemade Pasta Noodles
fall date TBA rescheduled from June 25 | Winding Stair Farm | Franklin, NC
ASAP will present a series of regional symposiums for healthcare professionals in Western North Carolina to highlight the principles of Farm Fresh for Health. Each symposium will introduce key strategies and feature examples from ASAP and the community, including projects from ASAP’s Community in Action initiative. Attendees will take part in farm tours, hands-on activities, and facilitated discussion about how they can use Farm Fresh for Health tools in their own practices to improve health outcomes. Find out more and register.
ASAP’s Farm Tour
WHEN: Sept. 17–18, 12–5 p.m.
WHERE: 19 farms within an hour’s drive of Asheville
Car passes are on sale now! This annual event is a chance to experience how food is grown and raised through guided tours, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and tastings. The tour is a family-friendly event and a great outing for visitors of all ages, abilities, and interests. The Farm Tour showcases the diversity of working farms in Western North Carolina with produce farms, creameries, vineyards, orchards, flowers, fiber farms, livestock, and more! See the list of participating farms.