New brewery owners Paul and Sarah Casey implement rebranding and plans for increased production and distribution.
Asheville has bacon to please every palate — even vegetarians
The two new programs offer in-depth training for home gardeners seeking to sustainably produce their own food and established growers looking to branch out.
Community and business representatives from across the rail industry gathered in Asheville on Sept. 22 for the Railroads & Regional Economic Development Conference. Organized by the WNC Rail Committee, the conference revealed some hints of how railroads may adapt to changing times.
While the recent passage of SB-155 was widely celebrated, skeptics have wondered just how much stimulus two hours of morning alcohol sales would provide for an already booming industry.
The fifth annual event provides an opportunity to reflect on the local cider industry — one that’s grown to the extent that new types of business models and specialty stores have emerged alongside national and state associations, helping established and new producers better educate consumers and grow their brands.
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.
This year’s festival expands onto Depot Street, adding tea vendors, yoga, cupping sessions and more.
From Asheville to Sylva to Pisgah Forest, area brewery owners make the most of the natural and man-made scenery on their properties.
The Church of the Advocate celebrates 20 years of service in Asheville. Also in this week’s food news: a beer and pie pairing with Twin Leaf Brewery and Whisk AVL, Real Food Revolution Dinner 2, wine dinner at Chestnut with Mountain Brook Vineyards and PRIDE Family Picnic.
The streets of downtown Asheville were free of cars on Sept. 17 — but that doesn’t mean they were quiet. Open Streets Asheville returned for its second year, filling the roadways with people and activities, including art, dance, sports and music.
The new Charlotte Street yeast-production and testing facility will open a fermentation-focused restaurant and taproom this fall.
Root Bottom Farm will host its second Pedal to Plate event on Sunday, Sept. 17. Also this week: Coffee for Champions campaign returns, North Asheville Food Truck Festival comes to town, Ole Shakey’s Getaway hosts Pig Out Luau and more.
Brewgrass returns for its 21st year, Burial hosts its next-to-last Moonlit Art Market, Fonta Flora brings Oktoberfest and more local beer news.
Although Western North Carolina’s craft brewing industry has grown exponentially in the last decade, DWI arrests have decreased significantly.
The dreary Wednesday morning weather couldn’t put a damper on a 1 p.m. reception celebrating the new office location of the recently-rebranded Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau.
African and Caribbean flavors return to Pack Square Park during the Goombay Festival. Also: Catawba Brewing hosts Grill & Chill; Olivette Riverside Community and Farm hold a benefit dinner for Asheville GreenWorks; The Hop Ice Cream raises money for and awareness of multiple sclerosis; and plenty more.
A new crop of eateries and drinking spots is changing the face of the West Asheville business corridor.
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.
The challenges of finding and maintaining kitchen help are not new to Asheville’s restaurant industry, but the problem seems to be growing for many local restaurateurs.
The Whale will showcase world beers alongside esoteric local offerings with a focus on educating independent beer lovers looking to expand their horizons.