The New Farmers Cover 03.11.15

The New Farmers

Volume
21
/ Issue
33

Cover Design Credit:

Kathleen Soriano Taylor

Cover Photography Credit:

George Etheredge
As the old guard of American farmers ages, Western North Carolina farmers are becoming more diverse. Who are the new farmers? What challenges are they facing and what new perspectives will they bring to agriculture in the region?

arts

  • Asheville Amadeus festival celebrates Mozart and local art

    -by Alli Marshall
    The inaugural Asheville Amadeus Festival — which runs March 17-22 — sees the Asheville Symphony Orchestra team up not only with Highland Brewing Co., but also with local groups ranging…
  • Smart bets: Asheville Poetry Review 20th anniversary edition

    -by Alli Marshall
    The anniversary edition launches at Malaprop's on Friday, March 13, at 7 p.m. The publication's editor and contributors will read at the free event.
  • Alejandro Cartagena: Beyond the HOV lane

    -by Kyle Sherard
    Alejandro Cartagena, a Dominican-born and Monterrey, Mexico-based artist, will give a lecture discussing his work at the UNC Asheville Humanities Lecture Hall on Tuesday, March 17.
  • Smart bets: Tales on Market Street

    -by Kat McReynolds
    “I wanted to use the arts to bring diverse communities together, so we could share our likenesses instead of our differences,” says Joseph Robinson, organizer of Tales on Market Street.
  • Smart bets: The Last Bison

    -by Kat McReynolds
    The multigenerational family band from Virginia — currently touring in support of its 2014 full-length album — employs a diverse lineup of instruments as a point of pride.
  • SeepeopleS returns to Asheville

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    Fronted by former Asheville resident Will Bradford, SeepeopleS returns to the city with a show at Asheville Music Hall on Friday, March 13.
  • Smart bets: The Stars of Jerusalem Garden

    -by Kat McReynolds
    A troupe of Jerusalem Garden's regular performers will soon have a slew of new objects to maneuver — snakes, scarves, swords and sitars to name a few.

food

  • Small Bites: Food Truck Showdown

    -by Xpress Staff
    Local food trucks get ready for battle, Appalachian Vintner helps raise money for a local child undergoing cancer treatments and Highland Brewing Co. pairs food with brews for its new…
  • Food Connection gets restaurants’ excess to those in need

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Local Flavor AVL co-founder Flori Pate recently launched a new project aimed at community progress through collaboration. Food Connection, which consolidates hunger and food waste by redirecting surplus edibles, will…
  • La Guinguette brings French and Latin tastes and traditions to Black Mountain

    -by Gina Smith
    A century ago, French suburbanites favored spending lazy weekend days relaxing at outdoor drinking establishments called guinguettes. Now, veteran Asheville restaurateurs Cecilia Marchesini and Stephane Diaz are reinventing this concept…

living

  • In the Spirit: Open to the one

    -by Jordan Foltz
    Xpress corresponded with AskLizze founder Liz Cox, and Sangha Shabda vocalists Jojo Silverman and Aditi Sethi-Brown about Kirtan with Sangha Shabda, part of musical series Open to the One.
  • Four-legged therapy: Service dogs create small daily miracles

    -by Nicki Glasser
    When Kim Brophey was a kid, she was fascinated by Lassie, the collie who wowed TV audiences for decades with her intelligence and heroic rescues. These days Brophey, who owns…
  • Conscious Party: Souls for solar

    -by Michael McDonald
    First Congregational United Church of Christ of Hendersonville’s congregation is on a mission to find a way to get as far off the grid as possible.

news

  • UNCA meteorological students look to the future

    -by Rachel Ingram
    Students in UNC Asheville’s chapter of the American Meteorological Society use real-world experience, integrated with social media and technology, to feed their love for all things weather-related. There are weather…

opinion