Asheville City Market on N. Market St.
Salvador Moreno and his son at Moreno Family Farm in Clay County, photo by Camilla Calnan Photography
ASAP's Farm Tour

Experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of farming in Western North Carolina. Car passes are on sale for ASAP's 2022 Farm Tour, Sept. 17-18.

Farm Fresh for Health

Connecting with local food and farms improves the health and wellbeing of our community. Learn about ASAP's Farm Fresh for Health initiatives.

Asheville City Market

Visit ASAP's farmers market on Saturday mornings from 9 to noon on North Market Street in downtown Asheville.

2022 Local Food Guide

Get the definitive resource for finding local food and farms, updated for 2022. Find hundreds of listings plus stories from Southern Appalachian farms.

  • Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

    Fresh at Farmers Markets

    Shelling beans are hard to come by at local farmers markets, but we’ve spotted a few options in the past few weeks. Ten Mile Farm has had crowder peas, a purple-hulled shelling bean, at Asheville City Market and Black Mountain Tailgate Market. Flying Cloud Farm has edamame, another favorite shelling bean, at North Asheville and … Read more

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  • Shaniqua Simuel

    Local Food & Farm Stories

    Shaniqua Simuel

    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

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Upcoming Events

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.
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

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