WNC industry bears fruit: CiderFest 2017

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Cover Design Credit:

Norn Cutson

Cover Photography Credit:

Green Built Alliance
Though still a young industry, the Asheville area cider scene has inspired niche businesses and creative production approaches while establishing itself as an integral piece of the national market.



  • CiderFest NC highlights local industry’s new facets

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    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…
  • Small bites: International Moveable Feast

    -by Thomas Calder
    Ten Thousand Villages celebrates 25 years in WNC. Also: Villager’s throws a Acornucopia Project’s tasting party, Homegrown Babies hosts the 8th annual Sweet Potato Cooking Contest, U.S. Cellular Center announces…



  • Screen scene: Local film news

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    UNC Asheville shows a documentary about a nonspeaking autistic author, Frank Thompson's coffee table book on William Wellman is available to preorder and more.


  • Asheville Archives: ‘On the highest hill in the town’

    -by Thomas Calder
    Anticipation for Col. Franklin Coxe’s Battery Park Hotel was evident in early newspaper reports.
  • How to not die in the Smokies

    -by Liz Carey
    When you think about the Great Smoky Mountains, your thoughts might not immediately jump to death and destruction. But that is exactly what adventure travel writer David Brill of Morgan…
  • Cycle through seasonal splendor in WNC

    -by Molly Harris
    Autumn cycling events in the region feature options for all experience levels and highlight the gorgeous landscape while raising money for nonprofits.
  • Mayoral candidates take on city’s challenges

    -by Carolyn Morrisroe
    The three candidates for mayor of Asheville put forth their views on race, sustainability and affordability at a forum hosted by the Student Government Association and the Political Science Club…