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Monday April 20th, 2015 13:34 Faces of Local: Interview with Jen Pearson of Guadalupe Cafe, Sylva, NC

We like to share stories of people who are passionately part of the local food system. One such person is Jen Pearson, owner of Guadalupe Cafe in Sylva. Read the following excerpt from our interview with Jen, highlighting cheese as part of Get Local, and perhaps it will inspire you! Read the rest of this entry »

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Monday November 24th, 2014 15:56 Local Thanksgiving Inspiration

In the Southern Appalachians it’s easy to fill your Thanksgiving table with a cornucopia of local food! There are many holiday tailgate markets open this week where you can shop for your feast.  Lauren Hoffman, one of ASAP’s communications interns, wants to share some locally-inspired dish ideas that incorporate ingredients from these markets for your holiday menu! Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday October 29th, 2014 11:38 *Updated* Find Your Local Thanksgiving Turkey!

Are you looking for a fresh, Appalachian Grown turkey for your Thanksgiving table this year? Local farms are taking orders! Find out how to pre-order your bird, plus how the turkeys were raised, price per pound, and much more.  Keep in mind that most farms and retailers will sell out quickly so please be sure to order your turkey at least two weeks before Thanksgiving.

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Wednesday November 6th, 2013 09:36 Relish Roots This November

Beets, carrots, turnips, parsnips, radishes, and sweet potatoes don’t mind the cooler weather. In fact, it sweetens these root veggies, all of which get our Get Local spotlight this November!

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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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Monday August 19th, 2013 12:38 *UPDATED*Tomatoes are the Talk of the Town—
and Get Local (Recipe Included)!

A food that can taste sweet, sour, and savory all at the same time deserves being celebrated. That’s the tomato, a quintessential summer staple getting the well-deserved spotlight in our Get Local initiative during August.

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Thursday July 18th, 2013 17:23 Share Your Best Tomato Recipe!

ASAP and Asheville Scene’s Tomato Recipe Contest

We know for you, tomato lovers, that nothing beats the taste of a farm-fresh local mater all on its own. But, we also know that you get creative in the summertime, including tomatoes in all kinds of dishes so you can enjoy the season’s bounty morning, noon, and night. Do you add a pinch of a surprising spice to your tomato sauce? Enjoy them for dessert? Share your favorite, most innovative tomato recipes with us and Asheville Scene!

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Friday June 28th, 2013 11:56 Beans are Back This July (Recipe Included)!

Yes, summer is about tomatoes. But it’s also about beans: green ones, yellow ones, purple ones, long ones, really long ones, flat ones, ones for eating pod and all, ones for shelling, ones for drying, and the list goes on. They all get the Get Local spotlight this July!

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Friday June 14th, 2013 11:58 [Guest Post] A Pollination Celebration!

Did you know that Asheville is the first Bee City USA?! The pioneering designation came last year; to keep the momentum humming along, the folks behind the proclamation have dreamed up a big Pollination Celebration, with events running through June 22. What’s more, it’s Get Local honey month! Here’s the buzz from Bee City USA Director Phyllis Stiles.

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Monday June 3rd, 2013 14:16 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

It’s beginning to look a lot like summer at area farmers tailgate markets thanks to June’s arrival! This month marks the true start of the local broccoli season, which lasts into July. Markets from Black Mountain Tailgate Market to West Asheville Tailgate Market report vendors are bringing the cruciferous veggie now. B&L Organic (French Broad Food Co-op Wednesday Tailgate Market, North Asheville Tailgate Market, West Asheville Tailgate Market) offers broccoli raab or rabe, also called rapini. The veggie’s buds resemble broccoli, but it’s more closely related to the turnip (also available now); use in pastas and stir-fries.

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