The city’s local push has transformed from mere trend to full-fledged movement, a move that now seems natural, but how did local businesses get whipped into such a unified front?
From the Get It! Guide: Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project and their Appalachian Grown certification program work to strengthen community connections through local food.
There was a time when people didn’t generally consider downtown Asheville as a dining destination. ASAP, which launched in 2000 as a local food campaign to help reverse the loss of farms in Western North Carolina during the decline of the tobacco market, has been integral to that transformation.
New Year’s Day is almost upon us. Not only is it time to start seeking out the celebration, it’s also worth thinking about how to ring in 2012 on the right note. Xpress suggests some items to help make your holiday menu both delicious and auspicious.
How is it that Western North Carolina is blessed with such a thriving food scene? Great local agriculture helps. That’s where the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project comes in. ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive by linking farmers to markets and supporters and building healthy communities through connections to local food. “ASAP’s work over […]
Western North Carolina is full of talented farmers, artisan food producers and wine makers. You might even go so far as to call WNC “America’s Tuscany” — the perfect place for a food-and-farm adventure. Let the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project be your virtual travel agency, guiding you to the freshest tomatoes, the most scenic apple […]
It’s strawberry time For many local food lovers and area chefs, the month of May is circled on kitchen calendars in red with a big exclamation mark. That’s because it’s the window in which ripe, juicy local strawberries are available. Accordingly, they are the focus of this month’s Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project’s Get Local […]
ASAP’s 2009 Local Food Guide is now available, featuring farms, restaurants, tailgate markets, u-pick farms and more.
Fresh as it gets: James Harrelsom (at left), a chef at Over Easy Cafe, purchases fresh vittles for the eatery from a local farmer at a tailgate market in Asheville. photo by Jodi Ford Peter Marks is, in effect, in the matchmaking business. He’s the program coordinator for an Asheville-based organization that catalyzes fruitful relationships […]