Farmers market shopping basket
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 2023 Farm Tour, Sept. 23-24.

2023 Local Food Guide

Get the definitive resource for finding local food and farms, updated for 2023. Find hundreds of listings plus stories from Southern Appalachian farms.

Farmers Markets

Farmers markets are opening for the season! Find the opening dates for markets near you, along with hours, days, locations, and more.

Asheville City Market

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

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    Fresh at Farmers Markets

    Sugar snap peas, a spring favorite of many, have returned to markets! Loved for their crunchy texture and sweet flavor, this legume can be incorporated into any recipe or meal this week. Our favorite way to enjoy snap peas is in this simple and refreshing salad with goat cheese. Trim and remove the strings of … Read more

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  • Vance Goodman

    Local Food & Farm Stories

    Vance Goodman

    Vance Goodman is the Benefits Enrollment Specialist for Council on Aging for Buncombe County, one of the referral providers for ASAP’s Farm Fresh Produce Prescription.  What do you do at Council on Aging, and how does the Farm Fresh Produce Prescription fit into that? I work within the Benefits Enrollment Center. I help low-income Medicare … Read more

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Upcoming Events

ASAP's Farm Tour, Sept. 23-24, 2023

ASAP’s Farm Tour

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23–24, 12–5 p.m.

ASAP’s annual Farm Tour 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. This year’s participating farms—all located within an hour of Asheville—will be announced in June. Passes are on sale now! 

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