Fresh at Farmers Markets
With the Spring Equinox only a month away, and the tease of warmer weather over the past few weeks, we find ourselves yearning for winter to be over! While we still have several weeks left of freezing morning temperatures and potential cold snaps, winter farmers markets have a variety of colorful and nutritious veggies to…
Local Food & Farm Stories
Gary Steiner is the co-owner and operator, alongside his wife, Abigail, of Bee-utiful Farm & Garden, nestled in Hendersonville, NC. The couple offers a CSA (or Community Supported Agriculture) program year round, as well as guided farm tours and school field trip opportunities. What are the main benefits of participating in a CSA? A couple…
Saturday, February 24, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
A-B Tech Conference Center, Asheville, NC
The annual Business of Farming Conference brings together professional farmers from across the Southeast region to network and share resources to grow their farm businesses. Farmers learn about marketing, business planning, and financial management from regional experts and innovative peers. The conference is designed for beginning and established farmers as well as those seriously considering farming as a profession. Find out more and register now!
Friday, March 8, 3-5:30 p.m.
YWCA of Asheville
CSA Fairs are a chance to meet local farmers face-to-face and learn more about CSA programs. You can ask questions about what products are included in the CSA box throughout the year, the farm’s growing practices, payment options, and pickup locations. Attendees can sign up for a CSA during the fair or follow up with farmers later. ASAP’s CSA Fair, hosted annually in March, is family-friendly, with activities for kids and community connections.