Peep the farm scene on the big screen

See what life is like on Asheville’s farms without getting your shoes dirty.

On Wednesday, April 24, Slow Food Asheville will show three short films that focus on local food production. The free event starts at 6 p.m. at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall.

The films include Preserve, a collaboration between Grae Skye Studios and Blind Pig, that includes appearances by Walter Harrel of Imladris Farms, chef William Dissen of The Market Place and Mark Rosenstein of Green Opportunities. The filmmakers also traveled to Knoxville, where they got advice about curing meat from Allan Benton of Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams.

Also on the bill:Community of a Hog by Susannah Gebhart, one of Slow Food Asheville’s board members. That project chronicles a hog butchering at Foothills Pasture Raised Meats in Old Fort. (Viewers be advised: it contains graphic images.)

The third film documents the work of FEAST, a nonprofit that provides free cooking classes for children.

The screenings will last about an hour in total. Afterwards, some friends of Slow Food Asheville will provide bluegrass jams for dancing and general mingling. For more information, visit


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