Fresh at Farmers Markets
Just in time for your Fourth of July celebrations, tomato season has finally kicked off! We’re starting to see a variety of our favorite ’maters pop up at several farmers markets. So far we’ve seen Full Sun Farm, Lee’s One Fortune Farm, and Olivette Farm selling an assortment of slicers, cocktail, grape, and cherry tomatoes. … 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 farmer Aaron Grier of Gaining Ground Farm along with chefs John Fleer of Rhubarb and Brian Canipelli of Cucina 24 about what has made those chef-farmer relationships so strong over the past decade. (Photo of John … Read more
Farm Fresh for Health Regional Symposiums
July 14, 3–8 p.m. | Perry’s Berry’s Vineyard and Winery and Fonta Flora Brewery | Morganton, NC
July 28, 4–8 p.m. | KT’s Orchard and Apiary | Canton, NC
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 and Yonder Community Market | 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: Approximately 20 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! This year’s farms will be announced in midsummer.