On Nov. 10, 1922, Piggly Wiggly opened in Asheville. At the time, many local residents were accustomed to calling in their grocery orders and having these items delivered to their homes. Piggly Wiggly looked to change consumer habits.
While oversized, stinky fruit and gunpowder tea may not be on everyone’s weekly grocery list, many Ashevilleans are happy they don’t have to travel far from home to find them. Whether you have a hankering for some dragonfruit, are starting an alternative diet or just want to try a new recipe you found on the Internet, local specialty […]
As an in-and-out kind of place to grab a fresh sandwich, a jar of Lusty Monk mustard, a to-go pint of ice cream from The Hop or a couple of Buchi kombuchas (sounds like a fun night!), Lexington Corner Market will add a new facet to the mix of merchants downtown.
John Swann has no problem admitting his aversion to big business. “I’m not a good corporate guy,” he says. “I’m way too entrepreneurial.” Katuah Market owner Swann has had his hands in natural foods since the early 1970s, when he worked with the famous Food Conspiracy Co-op in Tuscon, Ariz. and later managed the Mountain […]
(Photos by Cindy Kunst) Whole Foods Market will open its second Asheville location — a gleaming 35,000-square-foot facility — at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the Asheville Market shopping center at 4 S. Tunnel Road. The store will hold a grand opening celebration for the community on Tuesday starting with a bread-breaking ceremony with […]
In 2009, more than 6,500 people signed on to the “Bring Trader Joe’s to Asheville” Facebook page. Fast forward to 2013, and the new store’s popularity shows little sign of diminishing.
The North-Carolina based grocer finished renovations on Hendersonville location and announced another store opening in Asheville.
I have lived in Asheville for a little more than a year and love it. One of the reasons I moved from New England was because of the cost of living. I bought a darling house for a price that wouldn't be possible up North. However, I find the food here to be extraordinarily expensive. […]
I am writing in response to Cari Rowan's July 18 letter, “Down and Out in Aisle One.” I am glad you are noticing the changes going on in what used to be two very vibrant local natural food companies. Both stores used to be places that really upped the bar when it came to sourcing […]
Asheville’s new bizarre bazzar has great food, art and deals
The grocery store, located in Asheville’s Grove Arcade since 2003, plans to set up shop in the space soon to be vacated by the Haywood Road Market, which recently closed
After a vote by members of the Haywood Road Market and an April 25 meeting of its board, the West Asheville co-op has closed and will be closing out its inventory.