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Wednesday November 13th, 2013 10:01 *UPDATED* Reserve Your Bird NOW!

With Thanksgiving less than a month away, now’s the time to reserve your local, Appalachian Grown bird. Find a farmer to supply your feast—plus learn how their turkeys are raised, get prices, and more—with the following list. Keep in mind, farms often sell out, so order soon. You can visit the farms’ websites (linked) and/or contact them directly for more details and to order. Many farms are also at local tailgate markets and can provide additional info or register you there.

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Friday October 4th, 2013 11:26 October is All About Apples!

It’s fall, y’all, and that means we’re shining the Get Local spotlight on local apples! Last year was a difficult one for area apple growers. Luckily, it’s a different story in 2013.

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Thursday October 3rd, 2013 16:44 Program Post: Why Do Farmers Farm?

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Local Food Research Center presents some of the responses they’ve gathered to this important question: When the challenges are so numerous and the stakes so high, what is it that keeps farming families in the business?

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Thursday September 26th, 2013 07:00 [Guest Program Post] The Next Generation of Local Food Systems Researchers

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Local Food Research Center hands over their Program Post reins to a young researcher from UNC Asheville, Hannah James. Hannah has been helping them find out what shoppers think about local food and local food branding. 

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Thursday September 19th, 2013 08:50 [Guest Program Post] A Fam Tour Tale + Share Yours!

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our development department heard from Carrie Keller, a local food lover and ASAP supporter. She shared with us her memories of last year’s Farm Tour and her excitement about the 2013 event. After you read her tour story, we hope you’ll share yours—whether of a past experience or what you’re most looking forward to this weekend!

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Friday September 13th, 2013 12:57 Spade to Spoon Social’s Mouthwatering Menu!

Our first-ever Farm Tour kickoff party is coming right up: Thursday, September 19, from 6 until 9 pm. (That means our 2013 Farm Tour is almost here, September 21 and 22.) Sunny Point Cafe is graciously hosting the Spade to Spoon Social—as well as generously donating a percentage of sales to ASAP—and they’ve put together one mouthwatering menu!

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Thursday September 12th, 2013 12:18 Program Post: A Kid’s-Eye View of the Farm Tour!

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Growing Minds Farm to School Program talks to the youngest of our area farmers and finds out why they think the 2013 Farm Tour is a must for kids!

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Thursday September 5th, 2013 14:20 Program Post: The Making of our 2013 Farm Tour!

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Local Food Campaign shares their recipe for making a fun-filled Farm Tour!

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Thursday August 29th, 2013 14:00 [Guest Program Post] Reconnecting Health and Earth

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our development department turns over the reins to Michael Scholtz of NOVO Wellness. Michael and NOVO Wellness have been generous donors to ASAP for many years, recognizing how ASAP’s mission is connected to their own vision. NOVO works with clients across the country; they support us because our commitment to localizing the food system is a message they can use anywhere with anyone. ASAP relies on support from businesses like NOVO Wellness to ensure our success, and we love to share the stories of these businesses also working to transform our relationship with food.

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Wednesday August 28th, 2013 15:53 FRS Chefs Challenge Finale: And the Winner is…

ASAP was thrilled to be asked to attend and blog about the FRS Chefs Challenge Finale at the Asheville Wine & Food Festival, especially because the secret ingredient was local, Appalachian Grown

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