Nice buns: Cathy Cleary of the West End Bakery holds cinnamon buns made with Carolina Ground Flour. Photos by Max Cooper

On Carolina ground

After much planning and an epic amount of hard work, the Carolina Ground mill is operational. The mill, located at Annie's Naturally bakery in West Asheville, enables the production of flour made from regionally grown hard and soft wheat and other local grains. An Asheville-based mill, processing North Carolina hard wheat, finally means truly local […]

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Asheville’s independent restaurants celebrate Earth Day — every day

A Green Restaurant Initiative has sparked collaboration between local eateries in the continued greening of Asheville’s dining scene. A new video detailing the process, produced by a local production company, has drawn the attention of the Huffington Post and other media outlets, helping to get the word out on a national level. The video can be viewed after the jump.

Green scene: Dr. Robert and Phyllis Sweeney stand among the herbs.

Getting Fresh

Urban hydroponics is a growing field. New York City boasts the nation’s first commercial urban greenhouse, Gotham Greens. Covering just 15,000 square feet in an area where space is at a premium, the greenhouse efficiently cranks out produce, providing local grocers and chefs with fresh goods year-round. Asheville has its own hydroponic grower, Fresh, located […]