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Monday September 16th, 2013 19:43 [Guest Post] Pack a Picnic for the Farm Tour

This year, the Henderson County Farm Tour cluster is bigger and better than ever! That excites the team at Hendersonville Community Co-op, an Appalachian Grown partner retailer. While selling tour passes, Community Outreach Coordinator Gretchen Schott Cummins had a brilliant idea: stop into the store before touring farms to pick up local items for a picnic! In this post, she shares her basket recommendations.

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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 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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Friday September 21st, 2012 16:19 Meet the Newcomers: Almosta Farm’s Janet Marrs and Lori Shields

By Alex Alesi, fall communications intern

During ASAP’s Farm Tour this weekend, you’ll have the chance to learn from and explore more than 30 family-owned farms spread throughout Western North Carolina. Many of these farms are longstanding tour participants and will be familiar to those of you who attended last year and in other years past. More than a dozen, however, will make their Farm Tour debuts in 2012.

Today, meet Janet Marrs and Lori Shields, owners of a small farm near Asheville’s River Arts District.

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Friday September 21st, 2012 10:43 *Deadline Extended* Contest: Tell Us Your Tour & Win!

What’s your plan, Stan? Your plan for this weekend’s Farm Tour, that is!

Comment below and share which farms you and your carload plan to visit, and you’ll be entered to win two tickets to any show at Asheville Community Theatre! Comment by midnight Friday to be eligible (deadline extended, as we learned the site was unfortunately down for a bit). A winner will be notified by Tuesday, September 25.

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Thursday September 20th, 2012 17:00 Meet the Newcomers: David Kendall of Troutlily Farm and Kanati Lodge

By Alex Alesi, fall communications intern

During ASAP’s Farm Tour this weekend, you’ll have the chance to learn from and explore more than 30 family-owned farms spread throughout Western North Carolina. Many of these farms are longstanding tour participants and will be familiar to those of you who attended last year and in other years past. More than a dozen, however, will make their Farm Tour debuts in 2012.

This week, meet Farm Tour newcomer David Kendall of Troutlily Farm and Kanati Lodge!

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Friday September 14th, 2012 12:54 Meet the Newcomers: Alan and Susan Fox of The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms

By Alex Alesi, fall communications intern

When ASAP’s Farm Tour kicks off next weekend, you’ll have the chance to learn from and explore more than 30 family-owned farms spread throughout Western North Carolina. Many of these farms are longstanding tour participants and will be familiar to those of you who attended last year and in other years past. More than a dozen, however, will make their Farm Tour debuts in 2012.

This week’s new tour participants are Alan and Susan Fox, whose Burnsville farm The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms is home to corn shuck dolls, necklaces of local stone, and Bloody Butcher corn.

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Friday September 14th, 2012 09:54 Calling All Shutterbugs!

Get your cameras ready! Our Farm Tour is JUST around the corner, September 22-23, and we’re once again holding our Farm Tour Photo Contest. Three winners (Steve Morton’s winning entry from last year is pictured here!) will receive a free pass to the Asheville Art Museum and $15 in Asheville City Market Bucks. What’s more, all contest entries will be displayed at the Museum during a photography exhibition featuring the work of Aaron Siskind in March 2013! How do you enter? Submit up to three of your best tour photos through this form by midnight on Wednesday, September 26. Winners will be notified by October 3.

Pssst: Asheville photographer Brie Castell, who will serve as juror for the contest, shares what she’s looking for and some photography tips in this guest post, so keep reading!

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Friday September 7th, 2012 10:31 Meet the Newcomers: Justus Orchard’s Don Justus

By Alex Alesi, fall communications intern

When ASAP’s Farm Tour kicks off later this month, you’ll have the chance to learn from and explore more than 30 family-owned farms spread throughout Western North Carolina. Many of these farms are longstanding tour participants and will be familiar to those of you who attended last year and in other years past. More than a dozen, however, will make their Farm Tour debuts in 2012.

We talk today to Don Justus, one half of the husband-wife team that owns Hendersonville’s Justus Orchard.

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Friday August 31st, 2012 11:53 Meet the Newcomers: Razor Mountain’s Mary Tavolacci and Mike Quirk

By Alex Alesi, fall communications intern

When ASAP’s Farm Tour kicks off next month, you’ll have the chance to learn from and explore more than 30 family-owned farms spread throughout Western North Carolina. Many of these farms are longstanding tour participants and will be familiar to those of you who attended last year and in other years past. More than a dozen, however, will make their Farm Tour debuts in 2012.

Today, discover one such newcomer, a diverse farm in the mountains around Barnardsville: Razor Mountain!

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