ASAP’s 16th Annual Business of Farming Conference will be held February 23, 2019 at the AB Tech Conference Center in Asheville, NC. Our annual farmer conference brings together professional farmers from across the Southeast to network and share resources to grow their farm businesses. At the conference farmers learn about marketing, business planning, and management from regional experts and innovative farmers. The conference is designed for beginning and established farmers, and those seriously considering farming as a profession.
Meet area CSA farmers and learn about receiving a weekly box of fresh farm products. Sign up for a CSA program on the spot or just come to learn about Community Supported Agriculture. This year ASAP has two fairs – one in Asheville and one in Boone!
View a full list of CSA Fairs in the region in our community events calendar.
Meet local farmers in Western North Carolina and learn about agriculture in the region during our annual Farm Tour held the last weekend of June. Choose from over 20 family farms to visit and experience where your food comes from firsthand.
Dine and mingle with regional chefs and local farmers and enjoy seasonal, summer fare served in small plates and local food tastings. The Local Food Experience is a FUNdraiser for ASAP involving games, raffles, a silent auction, music, community, and of course, great local food! Check back this spring for more details!
For educators, parents, health practitioners, and farm-to school enthusiasts, learn about upcoming events and current resources. Mark your calendars: October is National Farm to School Month! Learn what events and celebrations are happening near you at growing-minds.org.
A comprehensive collection of local food and farm happenings throughout Western North Carolina and the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
Find upcoming trainings and workshops for farmers, webinars, resources, and toolkits for expanding and strengthening your farm business. Includes links to resources ans trainings provided by regional agencies and partners including NC Cooperative Extension, Mountain BizWorks, FSA, and RAFI-USA.