Bojangles celebrates grand opening of Smokey Park Highway restaurant, July 19

PRESS RELEASE: WHO: On Tuesday, July 19, Bojangles’ franchisee BOJ of WNC, LLC, celebrates the opening of their newest restaurant in Asheville, N.C. WHAT: Bojangles’ franchisee BOJ of WNC, LLC, celebrates the opening of their newest Bojangles’ restaurant in Asheville, N.C., on Tuesday, July 19. Grand opening festivities will begin at 5 a.m. During the grand […]

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YMCA of Western North Carolina participates in Summer Food Service Program

  PRESS RELEASE Asheville, N.C., July 12, 2016 – The YMCA of Western North Carolina is ensuring local children have access to healthy food during summer break through its participation in the federal Summer Food Service Program. Children at select day camps and participants in the Y’s summer learning loss prevention program receive free breakfast, […]

Corner Kitchen chef Josh Weeks at the Oakley Farmers Market

Corner Kitchen announces Tailgate to Table partnership with Oakley Farmers Market

PRESS RELEASE from Westmoreland & Scully: As many media fatigued foodies will tell you, it is hard to say “Farm to Table” these days without sounding trendy, behind the times or even boring! Several years ago, the Chefs at Chestnut started a weekly routine of strolling down to the French Broad Food Co-op’s Wednesday Tailgate […]

Highland Lake Inn & Resort earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

PRESS RELEASE: Flat Rock, NC – Friday, June 22, 2016 – Highland Lake Inn & Resort, one of the most historic accommodations in the Hendersonville area, today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. The achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of […]

GNP Company issues national recall on chicken products

PRESS RELEASE: CLASS I RECALL HEALTH RISK: HIGH FSIS-RC-051-2016   WASHINGTON, June 18, 2016 – GNP Company, a Cold Spring, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 55,608 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The chicken products were produced […]

Hickory Nut Gap Farm’s John Ager to speak at Raleigh pollinator rally, June 20

PRESS RELEASE: Research Triangle Park, NC – With over an average of 40 percent of U.S. honeybee hives dying and costing over $2 billion each year, farmers, food advocates, beekeepers and environmental groups across the nation are taking to the road to raise awareness on the massive decline. The Keep the Hives Alive Tour will […]

North Asheville Community Center hosts annual vegan potluck, June 18

PRESS RELEASE from Asheville Macrobiotic Alliance: DATE:  Saturday, June 18, 2016 TIME:   5:30 pm gather
, 6:00 pm Introductions Candlelight Dinner/Prize Drawing FEE:   Open Donation PROGRAM: 7:30 – 9:00 – “WALKING THE CAMINO” with Barbara Brady In the fall of 2014, Barbara took two months off to walk the 500 mile El Camino de Santiago, a […]

Garden & Gun magazine taps Buxton Hall Barbecue as a top North Carolina lunch spot

Jed Portman, editor of Garden & Gun magazine included Asheville’s Buxton Hall Barbecue among his top picks for lunch spots in North Carolina in the publication’s June/July “Southern Road Trips” issue. In his story, “Tar Heel Eats,” Portman wraps up a two-day sea-to-mountains food tour of North Carolina with a meal at South Slope wood-fired […]

THE LONG VIEW: “It’s a real treasure — for Buncombe County, for the city of Asheville, for the state of North Carolina," says Sandy Mush Farm owner Dave Everett of his historic, conserved property in northwest Buncombe County. "If we’re successful in ruining these vistas, it will be a truly sad turn of events.”

Buncombe County’s Farm Heritage Trail supports an agricultur­al legacy

Out-of-towners who flock to Asheville for mountain views, world-class dining and a taste of Appalachian culture probably don’t often make a point of including a drive to northwest Buncombe County on their travel itineraries. Sparsely populated rural communities like Sandy Mush, Leicester, Newfound and Alexander tend to be pretty far off the radar for tourists — and even for […]

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Oakley’s M R Gardens adds passive solar greenhouse

PRESS RELEASE: ASHEVILLE—A one-of-a-kind passive solar greenhouse aimed at producing plants with all renewable resources is now in the Oakley community of Asheville. As part of her edible landscaping and garden coaching business, Megan Riley of M R Gardens aspires to grow plants that are as sustainable as possible. Producing seedlings with no supplemental heat […]

Shovel & Pick takeover at Buxton Hall Barbecue, April 24

Virginia-based chef Travis Milton will give Asheville a taste of his his soon-to-come, highly anticipated restaurant, Shovel & Pick, during a collaborative takeover evening with chef Elliott Moss at Buxton Hall Barbecue on Sunday, April 24. Featured in a recent article in The Washington Post, Milton is known for crafting innovative cuisine that celebrates Appalachian foodways. Read the press […]