With prepackaged food and grocery store convenience, it seems miraculous if a child brought up today can recognize a tomato on the vine or an ear of corn fresh from the husk. Fortunately, there’s one pretty great supper club that roams the world seeking to make this connection a little more rooted, and it made a brief stop-over in the Asheville area last Thursday.
The average age of Western North Carolina farmers is 57 and creeping higher every year. Where’s the next generation of agriculture entrepreneurs? Fortunately, a new breed of growers in their 20s and 30s are bridging the gap and applying innovative approaches to 21st century farming.