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Wednesday October 18th, 2017 16:29 ASAP 2018 Calendar Photo Contest

Calling all photographers and local food enthusiasts!

ASAP produces an annual calendar showcasing the seasonality of local food and farms in our Southern Appalachian Mountains. This year, we want to feature how members of our local food community engage with Appalachian Grown™ food throughout the year. This year’s calendar theme is called “Share Your Experience,” and will feature YOUR photos of local food seasonality in our region. Twelve winning photos will be printed in our 2018 calendar, and spotlighted in social media.

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Tuesday February 14th, 2017 12:28 Meet ASAP’s Spring 2017 Interns

ASAP’s broad approach to supporting the local food movement in the Southern Appalachians means that we always have a lot on our plate. But thanks to our latest class of spring interns, we don’t have more than we can chew. These five interns are helping to run many of ASAP’s programs while learning more about the ins and outs of life at a bustling nonprofit.

If you’d like to get involved in our internships program, ASAP is currently recruiting for the summer season. Visit our internships page to learn about opportunities with our Local Food Research Center, Local Food Campaign, and much more!
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Tuesday July 21st, 2015 15:13 Faces of Local: Philip Bollhoefer

ASAP likes to share stories of people who help us fulfill our mission, such as Omni Grove Park Inn chef, Philip Bollhoefer. Philip will be cooking at ASAP’s Local Summer Cookout coming up on August 13. Come out and support local food at a lovely brewery on a summer’s evening! Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday December 11th, 2014 11:08 ASAP & RAFI-USA Host Workshops State-wide

Throughout the year in many different state-wide locations, ASAP and  RAFI-USA (Rural Advancement Foundation International) will facilitate “Making the Most of your Market” workshops. These workshops are a part of a new initiative, Connect2Direct, created by partners ASAP and RAFI-USA in order to support the development of farmers tailgate markets in North Carolina. Lauren Hoffman, a communications intern for ASAP, wrote this first-hand account of a workshop held in West Jefferson, NC.

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Tuesday November 11th, 2014 11:45 ASAP’s Fall 2014 Interns

An internship with ASAP provides the opportunity for people to learn how ASAP supports the local food movement in Western North Carolina.  Each of our fall interns have found a niche in one of our departments including, the Local Food Campaign, Growing Minds Farm to School Program, the Local Food Research Center and many more!  The team at ASAP includes some of the most enthusiastic and hard-working people around and our interns are no exception. Meet our Fall 2014 interns! Read the rest of this entry »

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Monday November 3rd, 2014 10:09 A Local Internship

by Lauren Hoffman, Communications Intern for ASAP

As a 29-year-old intern with ASAP, people are often curious about what I hope to gain from an internship at this point in my career. It seems risky to spend any amount of time working without pay. My answer is two-fold: Yes, it is risky, and, yes, my work is meaningful!

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Friday January 10th, 2014 10:08 Reasons to Attend the 2014 Business of Farming Conference!

Our Business of Farming Conference is just around the corner on February 22! Spend a day learning new tools to grow your farm business, networking with other participants, and picking up helpful community resources.

Read more to find out reasons why you don’t want to miss this conference!

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Thursday January 2nd, 2014 17:11 Taking Local and Organic to the Next Level

Our fall communications intern, Elise Carlson, spent lots of time with farmers at tailgates and ASAP events. In fact, she was so busy documenting both she didn’t have time to get out on the farm! So, to close out her experience, she visited Fields of Gold Farm in Hendersonville. Here’s her story. Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday November 21st, 2013 13:10 Program Post: Supporting Stepp’s – an Appalachian Grown Farm

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. Our development department has the opportunity to hear about ASAP’s impact first-hand from farmers. This week, they share Larry Stepp’s encouraging story to show that we can transform our food system with your support.

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Thursday November 14th, 2013 13:28 Program Post: New Faces From Different Places

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Growing Minds program relives the excitement of their recent Farm to School Conference!

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