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Friday August 16th, 2013 13:42 And Asheville’s Favorite Tomato is…

Attendees sampled more than ten tomato varieties at our Tomato Festival and cast their votes for the best! The results are in…

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Thursday August 15th, 2013 16:14 10 Tasty Tomato Recipes!

We asked for your best tomato recipes, and we got ’em! Thanks for submitting your scrumptious summer creations to our Tomato Recipe Contest, and thanks for sharing your stories of recipe inspiration. Now, get cooking…

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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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Wednesday January 2nd, 2013 08:59 Share Your Local Food Resolutions and Win!

We want to know YOUR 2013 local food and farming resolutions! Do you want to shop at your neighborhood farmers market more often? Get your first CSA, or maybe even plant your own vegetable garden? Share by commenting on this post (and keep reading for contest details)!

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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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Friday August 24th, 2012 11:19 Let the Farm Tour Countdown Begin!

In just one month, on September 22 and 23, the gates and barns of 35 Western North Carolina farms will open for YOU during our annual Farm Tour! The self-guided tour offers you the chance to learn how food grows, taste farm-fresh products, interact with farm animals, and meet the community’s food producers.

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Thursday August 2nd, 2012 10:00 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week + Contest (Deadline Extended)!

It’s officially okra time at area farmers tailgate markets! The Southern summer staple has come out swinging in gorgeous greens and reds; it will stick around through the end of the season and likely into early fall.

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Friday June 1st, 2012 09:37 True Love & Homegrown Tomatoes!

Tomato plants are now in the ground of Western North Carolina’s farms and gardens. Unfortunately, we can’t do anything to speed up the growing process. But, we can offer news to keep excitement of the summer favorite’s arrival building: advance tickets are now on sale for our Homegrown Tomato Contest, to be held August 11 from 2 until 5 pm at the Market Place in downtown Asheville. The event is scheduled in conjunction with Get Local, which will highlight, you guessed it, tomatoes in August!

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Wednesday December 28th, 2011 15:07 Local Food Luck in 2012

Looking to create a delicious and auspicious New Year’s meal? Our quick guide will help you find just what you need—straight from a local farm, of course!

Go Greens
Even if you’re the meat and potatoes type, you’ll want to work a little something green onto your plate this New Year’s. Superstition says that consuming leafy greens—which resemble folded money—will help usher in riches. Local “bills” may still be found on the shelves of select area groceries, as well as year-round farm stands. Search for your favorite variety using our online Local Food Guide.

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