From rustic culinary classes to tea and scones, WNC food businesses are planning some creative ways to celebrate love.
Press release from N.C. Oyster 365: Durham, NC, January 31, 2018: Last Sunday, North Carolina represented at the Low Country Oyster Festival in Charleston, SC. The 35 annual event boasts the largest oyster festival in the country. But North Carolina can boast the fastest oyster shuckers, at least for last weekend’s contest. Tres Hundertmark of […]
Growing vegetables in limited daylight and freezing temperatures is no picnic. But Asheville-area winter markets feature a surprising selection of fresh, locally grown produce, thanks to savvy farmers.
Well-Bred Bakery and Café celebrates its 15th anniversary on Wednesday, Jan. 10, with a discount for patrons. The business will offer 20 percent off all items all day, excluding catering and future special orders, at its original Weaverville location, says catering coordinator John Breckels. In addition to the location at 26 N. Main St., Weaverville, Well-Bred […]
From feeding the community at Western Carolina Rescue Ministries to starring in cooking videos with Ingles Market, this local chef is determined to inject some laughter into Asheville’s food scene.
PRESS RELEASE from Catawba Valley Brewing Co.: Morganton, NC and Charleston, SC – Catawba Valley Brewing Company is pleased to announce their completed purchase of Charleston, SC’s Palmetto Brewing Company. As announced in early November, the Pyatt family has retained 100% ownership of the combined entity. “Catawba and Palmetto have been working on this transaction […]
In WNC’s immigrant communities, the Thanksgiving table often holds a mix of American traditions and international flavors.
PRESS RELEASE from YMCA of Western North Carolina: Asheville, N.C., Nov. 21, 2017 – The YMCA of Western North Carolina has received a $10,000 grant from the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) to partner on a project to connect more eligible young people to child nutrition programs in rural areas of the state. The […]
PRESS RELEASE from Blossman Gas: November 16 – Swannanoa, NC – Blossman Gas, located at 170 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC is giving back to the WNC community by donating to MANNA FoodBank this holiday season. The store will donate a portion of the proceeds from residential propane gallons sold from November 20, 2017 to […]
PRESS RELEASE from MANNA FoodBank: ABOUT THE EVENT: Ingles Giving Tree Lighting Celebration! Monday, November 20, 5:00 PM Ingles Markets and MANNA FoodBank invite the community to attend a very special 25th annual lighting of the Ingles Giving Tree at the Asheville Mall on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. The Ingles […]
PRESS RELEASE from Asheville Yoga Center: Asheville, N.C., November 1, 2017 — One in four children in Western North Carolina are faced with hunger and the insecurity of not always knowing where their next meal will come from. Throughout the month of November, Asheville Yoga Center is collecting food and cash donations for MANNA FoodBank […]
The recent Regional Food Waste Summit at Warren Wilson College provided a forum for Western North Carolina nonprofits, businesses, educational institutions and individuals to hash out the realities of the local food waste conundrum.
PRESS RELEASE from Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours: DURHAM, NC – Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours is pleased to announce the addition of walking food tours in Charlotte and Asheville. Reservations can be made online at www.tastecarolina.com. Taste Carolina currently partners with 120 independent restaurants across nine cities. In addition to Charlotte and Asheville, it […]
PRESS RELEASE from French Broad Vignerons: The French Broad Vignerons are announcing their first Western North Carolina Winery Conference on Monday, November 6, at 9:AM at the Silver Fork Winery in centrally located in Morganton, NC. This conference is specifically targeted to the wineries of the Western North Carolina region including the mountains and western Piedmont and Appalachian wineries. The conference is open […]
Press release from ALDI Inc.: ARDEN, N.C. – Oct. 17, 2017 – Beginning Thursday, Nov. 9, ALDI, one of America’s favorite grocery stores*, will offer grocery shoppers a fresh experience as it reopens its Arden store, located at 330 Airport Road. The Arden store is part of the aggressive $1.6 billion investment plan ALDI recently […]
Press release for Organic Growers School: Asheville, NC- Farming on a small farm requires significant labor, not just from the farmer herself, but from others as well. Sometimes these are family members, especially on small farms, but often farmers hire hourly workers or engage in apprenticeship programs to fill their labor needs. In 2015, Organic […]
West Asheville restaurant BimBeriBon will host a benefit 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, to raise money for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. “In the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria — and with a member of our own team and his family affected by these storms — we’ve decided to help Puerto Rico with relief efforts. […]
Press release from Duck Donuts: WHAT: Duck Donuts in Asheville, which recently opened, and is known for serving known for Warm, Delicious and Made to Order! ® donuts, is officially celebrating its grand opening with a QUACKtacular community event, Saturday, Oct. 7. The event will feature face painting, donut coloring contest, corn hole and raffling […]
PRESS RELEASE from Subway: WHAT: Subway® and Dietetic Internship graduate students from Lenoir-Rhyne University will celebrate World Food Day by helping area families learn “better for you” food choices. The “Share the Color” food workshops are designed to teach children how to make better food choices and the importance of making colorful fruits and vegetables […]
Making intentional choices about seed-bulb varieties and planting will pay off in the warm months with a bountiful and pungent harvest.
PRESS RELEASE from WNC Nature Center: On Saturday, October 7th the WNC Nature Center will host their 41st annual Hey Day fall festival from 10am-4pm. The event includes fun for the whole family: live performances, music, games, crafts, special animal education moments, food vendors and more! Attendees will be entertained by the Mountain Thunder Cloggers, […]