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

    We officially entered fall last week, and what’s a better way to ring in the new season than with delicious seasonal flavors from our local farmers markets! This week, you can welcome the cool temperatures and changing leaves with fall favorites such as apples, pumpkins, ginger, winter squash and more.  Pumpkin is a fall essential … Read more

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  • Tiana Kennell

    Local Food & Farm Stories

    Tiana Kennell

    ASAP likes to share the stories of people who help us fulfill our mission. This month we’re talking to Tiana Kennell, the food and dining reporter for the Citizen Times. Tiana moved to Asheville last year from Shreveport, Louisiana, where she was the Louisiana Flavor Reporter for the Shreveport Times. Did you get to have any farm experiences … Read more

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Upcoming Events

Farm Fresh for Health Regional Symposiums

WHEN: October 20, 3–7 p.m.
WHERE: 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.

An Appalachian Grown Harvest

WHEN: Nov. 11, 5 to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Yesterday’s Spaces, 305 Sluder Branch Road, Leicester, NC

Join us for a one-of-a-kind meal prepared by some of the area’s best chefs, all sourced from local farms! ASAP has been creating connections between our region’s farmers, restaurants, and community for more than 20 years. We are celebrating the milestone anniversary of the organization and the end of the harvest season by coming together at the table to share An Appalachian Grown Harvest. Reserve your tickets here.

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