THE DEVIL YOU KNOW: Ben Colvin, pictured left with wife Vashti and baby Tahlia, recently launched Devil’s Foot Beverage Co., which produces artisan non-alcoholic ginger beers, sodas and fresh juice sparkling waters. Also pictured are team members, from left, Jacob Baumann, Aaron Wilson and Carly Wilson at the Devil’s Foot facility in Woodfin.

Cross-drinkers’ paradise: Other craft beverages thrive in Beer City

While craft beer has put Asheville on a host of lists — including third for most breweries per capita by Forbes magazine — other beverage makers are betting that locals and visitors have a thirst for drink options other than suds. Several cideries, one of the few sake breweries in America and one of the country’s leading kombucha […]

Goldenseal, a popular forest farming crop, is grown for medicinal use. Photo courtesy of Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmers Coalition

Workshop shares knowledge for raising crops on the forest floor

Many cultures around the world cultivate native, shade-loving plants beneath the forest canopy. Recently, more farmers in the United States have been getting excited about the potential of forest farming to diversify their crops while preserving natural environments. A forest farming workshop on Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1, is geared to farmers of all levels who are interested in growing in the shade.

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