“Here’s to celebrating this important and diverse technique of food production in hopes that its products continue to proliferate locally for the health and well-being of everyone.”
As Asheville’s food sector has grown in recent years, many women business owners have made environmental sustainability a central tenet of their enterprises.
Skirting the line between farmers market and traditional grocery store, Whispersholler Farms Market is the latest addition to Asheville Food Park. Grand opening celebrations take place during the park’s Equinox Spring Fest, Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20.
Participants from nature-based business accelerator Accelerating Appalachia’s 2015 cohort will speak about their business milestones and offer product demonstrations alongside keynote speaker Judy Wicks.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a major expansion by Green River Picklers, a debut full length studio album for local band Clyde’s on Fire and desktop- and mobile-friendly children’s game by Canton resident Charlene Singleton.
Accelerating Appalachia has chosen eight regional nature-based luminaries to participate in its 2015 cohort — Ecological Services Markets, Green River Picklers, Grow Journey, Harvest Moon Grille, Joseph Adams, ORB Technologies, River Island Apothecary and Smiling Hara Tempeh.