Daily bread: Area farmers markets offer baked goods, like this bread at the Wednesday Montford Farmers Market. Photo by Mackensy Lunsford

Small Bites: It’s tailgate time (and actually has been for a bit)

No, it’s not just your imagination. Area farmers tailgate markets are opening earlier than ever before. It’s all about demand, says Peter Marks, ASAP’s program director. ASAP runs the Asheville City Market, and coordinates the Mountain Tailgate Market Association, a collaborative group of tailgates in WNC. “It takes a critical mass of vendors to hold […]

Happy trails: The Trailhead restaurant and bar is a collaboration between owners of Pisgah Brewing, Nine Mile Restaurant, the Lucky Otter and restaurant veteran Mike Flanagan. Photo by Anne Fitten Glenn

Small Bites: Pisgah Brewing co-owner joins new gastropub venture

Brews News writer Anne Fitten Glenn reports: The Trailhead restaurant and bar opened last week in Black Mountain, in the space which most recently housed The Watershed bar and music venue. The new venture is a collaboration between four friends and local small-business owners: Jason Caughman of Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain; Aaron Thomas […]

We scream! Sammy Barnes, son of the owners of Ultimate Ice Cream, wants to eat ice cream on a greenway. Photo by Susanne Hackett

Small Bites: Food-centric events that give back to the community

We all scream for greenways During the rest of March, Ultimate Ice Cream Company shows support for local greenway development with its “I Scream for Greenways!” ice cream campaign. The shop recently debuted a new ice cream, “The Trail,” a rich Belgian dark chocolate studded with marshmallows, mixed nuts and caramel pieces. All profits from […]

Get going: GO Kitchen-Ready Training Program teaches real life skills and kitchen techniques.

Small Bites: Ready, set … GO! Food-service skills program gets money

The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners earlier this month voted to give $50,000 in start-up money to the GO Kitchen-Ready Training Program, managed by Green Opportunities and Mark Rosenstein, founder and former owner of The Market Place. Suitably funded, the program is ready to offer training in food-service skills, including food safety and sanitation, nutrition, […]