Photo courtesy of the Asheville Herb Festival.

Twenty-five years of fresh herbs: The Asheville Herb Festival celebrates its silver anniversary

The Asheville Herb Festival — now in its 25th year — started out with just four growers and a handful of people gathered in a parking lot. The sustainable food movement was in its infancy and the public was just starting to gain an appreciation for the benefits of local food, but as the local food movement grew, so did the herb festival.

Cournoyer Chiropractic hosts free wellness classes

Press release From Cournoyer Chiropractic: Each Monday Cournoyer Chiropractic offer a 30 minute free class on topics such as spinal health, natural healing and optimizing care. All classes are free and open to the public. Dr. Jenn offers information that many people would benefit from during these classes. Monday, November 4th, Optimize Your Care 6:30pm-7:00pm […]

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“We have a farm, but no land to grow on.”

Ten Mile Farm faces a common problem in Western North Carolina: lack of affordable land for small-scale farming. Ten Mile recently lost its lease after eight years as a fixture in the local food movement. In this post, operator Christina Carter shares her and her husband’s struggle to find a place to grow their crops, next year and into the future.

State-wide program awards funding to local farm and food producers

N.C. State Program Awards Funding to Expand 20 Agricultural Businesses The North Carolina Value-Added Cost Share (NCVACS) program and the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission (NCTTFC) this week announced the recipients of the 2013 equipment cost share awards. Coordinated by N.C. Cooperative Extension, NCVACS awarded $311,938 to 20 agricultural operations across the state. NCVACS funding […]