AVL Beer Week beer dinners and food pairings bring unusual ingredients, interesting venues, Asheville chefs and local brews together for tasty and out-of-the-ordinary events.
MANNA FoodBank prepares for its largest fundraising party of the year, the Blue Jean Ball; David Meesters leads a class on healthy digestion at Villagers; Arancini makes another transformation into an Italian Sub spot; and Gaining Ground Farm and Yesterday Spaces host a dinner experience to benefit the GO Kitchen Ready program.
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.