Chef Jen Pearson’s Lime Crema

Jen Pearson

Jen Pearson opened Guadalupe Cafe in Sylva, NC, in 2004 with a handful of farmer contacts and a passion for creative and delicious cuisine. “Fresh, Local, Organic” isn’t just a motto—it’s a creed. The restaurant has built relationships with local producers so that the food comes straight from their fields to the kitchen. This recipe … Read more

Chef Eric Morris’s Lacto Shakshuka

Eric Morris

Eric Morris is the executive chef at Cultura and the Funkatorium by Wicked Weed Brewing, which was a semifinalist for a James Beard Award in 2020. Eric has been cooking professionally for over two decades, including as chef de cuisine for the critically acclaimed Nightbell in Asheville and Pearl & Ash in New York City. … Read more

Chef Melinda Aponte’s Zucchini Lasagna

Melinda Aponte of the YWCA of Asheville and Hannah Jeske of R Farm

Melinda Aponte is the nutrition coordinator for the YWCA of Asheville’s Early Learning Program. She’s worked with several local farms to provide the children with fresh, healthy meals daily. She is pictured on the left with farmer Hannah Jeske of R Farm. I’m sharing this recipe because it’s so homey. There’s something about a casserole—lasagna … Read more

Peach & Corn Salsa

corn and peaches

As part of ASAP’s Farm Fresh for Health initiative, we partnered with community health professionals to bring you virtual demos to inspire cooking for yourself and your family. Caleb Gaydish and Aubrey Fleming, MedServe-AmeriCorps Fellows at WNC Community Health Services, take you on a tour of the ASAP Farmers Market and demo a late summer recipe. Ingredients Directions

Chef J Chong’s Sweet & Sour Pork and Veggie Stir-Fry

Chef J. Chong

Chef J Chong—originally from Toronto, but now calling Asheville home—is passionate about bringing Cantonese food to WNC. She sells dumplings and sauces at local farmers markets, leads cooking classes, and offers private dinners. J believes that food is medicine and food brings people together. J is a proud and vocal Asian queer activist for LGBTQ+, … Read more

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