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, […]
This year’s festival expands onto Depot Street, adding tea vendors, yoga, cupping sessions and more.
PRESS RELEASE from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville Dining Services – operated by Chartwells – is proud to announce that the university’s Brown Dining Hall is now certified as a 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant® by the Green Restaurant Association (GRA). Operating in 47 U.S. states and in Canada, GRA encourages restaurants to green their operations using […]
PRESS RELEASE from U.S. Cellular Center: ASHEVILLE — The U.S. Cellular Center is announcing a new and expanded menu for concessions selections at upcoming events to be held at the facility. Fresh philosophy: The U.S. Cellular Center is saying goodbye to pre-wrapped items that emerge from a warming drawer wrapped in a wad of foil. […]
On September 14, 2017, UpCountry Brewing will host its first Breakfast & Beer Pairing Dinner prepared by Executive Chef Matt Kovitch. The five-course meal will be breakfast themed, with each course paired with one of UpCountry’s house brewed beers. The courses are as follows: Upon arrival, a pint of the ‘Bernie Sanders is the Original […]
PRESS RELEASE from Haywood Street Congregation: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (September 8, 2017) – Every Wednesday and Sunday, hundreds of Ashevillians from all walks of life gather at Haywood Street Congregation to share a free meal and fellowship at Downtown Welcome Table. However, an unexpected plumbing incident has sent church administrators and volunteers on a mission to […]
The New York City-based author and baker launches her new book, Toast & Jam, in Asheville with events at OWL Bakery and East Fork Pottery.
Hunger Action Month brings a fresh-produce hub for Haywood and Jackson counties, an expansion of the MANNA Packs for Kids program and a new initiative that engages tourists in raising funds to alleviate food-insecurity in Asheville and beyond.
PRESS RELEASE: ASHEVILLE, NC (AUGUST 29, 2017) – Today, Erica Cady and Robb, Matt, and Todd Sackett, known as the “Sandwich Squad,” became the proud new owners of the Jimmy John’s sandwich shop located at 5 Biltmore Avenue in downtown Asheville. This is the 10th store overall for the Sandwich Squad, who opened their first […]