Celebrate food on Saturday

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project

On Saturday, April 27, local groups offer two great ways to learn more about food.

Local Food Fest
Saturday, April 27, 2 to 6 p.m.
Wall Street, downtown

Every year, the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture project releases a guide tof regional farms, tailgate markets and food producers. Celebrate the release of the guide — and Western North Carolina’s great food culture — with live music, samples, cooking demos and a mini-farmers market. Plus, Wall Street’s restaurants will offer local specials throughout the day and donate a percentage of the proceeds to ASAP.

Gluten-Free Expo
Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
UNCA’s Sherrill Center
$5 entry fee

The Gluten Intolerance Group of Asheville hosts an opportunity to learn more about gluten-free eating. The gathering is targeted toward people with Celiac disease and gluten intolerance, but it’s open to anyone interested in learning more about wheat-based proteins and how to avoid them.

Now in its sixth year, the festival draws more than 1,000 people from all over the region. Ingles sponsors the event, and gluten-free restaurants and producers hand out samples, including Plant, Posana Café, Do More Bars, My Gluten Free Bread Company, Dolci Di Maria desserts and Gallo Lea Pizza.

For a full schedule of speakers and events, visit http://avl.mx/sf.

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