WNC’s family farms are broadening their horizons to explore new avenues for income.
Eliada Farms Weeks kicks off Saturday, Aug. 18 at Sovereign Remedies. Also: Ben’s Tune Up hosts Slushie Fest; West Asheville Tailgate Market throws a block party; Haywood Street Congregation introduces WelcomeFEST 2018 and more in this week’s Small Bites
On Saturday, Aug. 11 the the Renaissance Asheville Hotel will host the seventh annual White Fundraiser. The event benefits the local nonprofit Loving Food Resources. Also this week: Summer at the Old Dairy Barn Harvest; The 41st annual Sourwood Festival; Cider and Cheese Pairing; and plenty more.
From rustic culinary classes to tea and scones, WNC food businesses are planning some creative ways to celebrate love.
Holiday festivals and gatherings are in the works at West Village Market & Deli, Blue Ridge Food Venture and Addison Farms Vineyard. Also, Farm Burger South Asheville hosts a Farm Supper, Meredith Leigh leads a charcuterie workshop and NorthStar Bakehouse celebrates its grand opening.
As in previous years, winners were determined through a double-blind taste test.
A recent blind tasting organized by the French Broad Vignerons proved that North Carolina wines are on par with similar vintages from Napa Valley, France and Spain.
River Arts District Artists partners with MANNA FoodBank and Ingles for a canned food drive. Also, Highlands Food and Wine Festival celebrates its 10th year, Addison Farms Vineyard launches a wine club, the West Asheville Tailgate Market holds a Caribbean soul food supper and a new Mediterranean restaurant will open soon in the former Chorizo spot in the Grove Arcade.
Asheville-area restaurants, breweries, bakeries and wineries are dreaming up Valentine’s Day offerings to satisfy a smorgasbord of sensibilities and budgets.
Blue Ridge Food Ventures is planning its annual holiday market, including a smorgasbord of locally made products that are ripe for gifting. Meanwhile, West Asheville gets a new ice cream joint; Chabad House celebrates the 10th iteration of its Chanukah Live celebration; Buxton Hall hosts a monthly night honoring lady bartenders; and Addison Farm Vineyards prepares to host its Handcrafted Christmas with shopping and refreshments.
Barbecue is in the spotlight at Tryon’s Blue Ridge BBQ and Music Festival, Happy Jack’s moves beyond breakfast, Postre Caramels launches in Asheville, Addison Farms Vineyard hosts a wine dinner under the stars and Living Web Farms offers a plant-based summer cooking workshop.
As a relatively new winery, Addison Farms Vineyard is still experiencing many firsts, and on Saturday, April 11, owners Jeff and Dianne Frisbee will embark on another new venture — their inaugural barrel tasting.
North Carolina’s wine fortunes have fluctuated over the years. Especially after the long stretch of Prohibition, what had once been the nation’s leading manufacturer of wine faded from the forefront of the industry.