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, […]

A bean in the hand: Smiling Hara Tempeh is an unpasteurized product, healthier for the body, says Sarah Yancey. Phot by Alexis Culver

Small Bites: Smiling Hara Tempeh goes big with its cultured beans

Locally made Smiling Hara Tempeh has been approved for distribution in all of the nearly two dozen Whole Foods grocery stores in the Southeast. "We're really excited. It's kind of mind-blowing," says Sarah Yancey, who owns the cultured-bean product business with her husband, Chad Oliphant. "It kind of fell in our laps, honestly," Yancey says. […]