ASAP’s Local Food Experience features a silent auction of goods and experiences from local farms and restaurants. Many of these offerings are exclusive to our event, so don’t miss your chance to win! Read more about each of the items at the auction below.
Camp in comfort and style at beautiful Mountain Harvest Organics in Hot Springs, NC. Relax in a fully furnished camper with hot tub, kitchen, outdoor grill and more. Your stay includes a complimentary farm share with samples of seasonal veggies or meats from the farm!
Enjoy a five-course dinner with drink pairings prepared by Chef Philip Bollhoefer of The Montford Rooftop Bar and Lounge against a backdrop of the beautiful Asheville skyline.
Enjoy a personally guided tour from Asheville Farm to Table Tours of two sustainable family farms in beautiful Madison County, Fairview, or Black Mountain, NC. Meet the farmers and experience our rich mountain culture and food heritage.
Build your homesteading know how with Two Tree Farms, a local solar powered farmstead with vegetable and flower gardens, orchards, bees, chickens, and blacksmith shop. Choose from a series of production and preservation classes and take home a beautiful handcrafted garden tool!
Two guests will join Asheville food writer Stu Helms on his Food Fan Foot Tour, a guided walk to explore Asheville’s finest restaurants, cafes, breweries, and more. Learn some history along the way, hear a few local legends, and get the inside scoop on what Asheville’s most colorful food writer thinks.
Learn about mushroom cultivation and identification with a farm tour and customized class with local mushroom producer and education center Deep Woods Mushrooms.
Learn about fermentation in the comfort of your own home with a private hands-on class led by Sarah Archer of Serotonin Ferments. Invite up to five friends to join you in making your own ferments!
Get started growing, or take your garden to the next level with a personal consultation with Becki Janes of Becki’s Bounty. Learn about implementing permaculture practices into your home garden, including site placement and soil analysis, and then receive a detailed garden report.
This COOK’S PANTRY membership from Copper Pot and Wooden Spoon includes a unique selection of recipe-centered boxes that include a beautifully printed recipe card with complementing delectable jams, pickled goods, and other artisan food products to create each tasty dish!
Enjoy a variety of goods and gift certificates from restaurants, markets, and artisan producers throughout Western North Carolina! Contributors include Asheville Tea Company, Roots & Fruits Market & Cafe, Imladris Farm, Looking Glass Creamery, Waynesville Soda Jerks, and many more!
Honey and the Hive’s very own bee whisperer, Sarah McKinney, will kick off this fall with a beginner beekeeping series. Join her for seven hours of lecture, covering anything and everything a new or aspiring beekeeper could hope to know. Also included in the class value is a two-hour hands-on in the hive portion to be redeemed in spring 2019.
Stimulate your senses with an intimate behind the scenes tour of New Belgium Brewing Co. You and your friends will enjoy a personalized tour that will highlight grain to glass on what goes into creating their libations, as well as a glimpse into the ownership culture and sustainable business practices that contribute to the uniqueness of New Belgium Brewing Co.
Treat yourself to a delectable meal at Curate, and then take a stab at making your own authentic Spanish dishes with your new Curate cookbook and canvas apron.
Raffle: “Farmers Market Shopping Spree + Cookbook”
Winner takes all! One lucky attendee will take home a bounty of farmers market certificates from North Asheville Tailgate Market, Transylvania Farmers Market, West Asheville Tailgate Market, tote bag, and a signed copy of “The Southern Harvest Cookbook” by local chef and food justice advocate Cathy Cleary.
Plus more items to be announced at the event!