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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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Wednesday October 15th, 2014 10:36 Local Food from WNC to WNY!

From time to time, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. For this post, our Local Food Research Center shares about a recent consulting project. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday April 23rd, 2014 12:05 NC Farmers Markets: Incubators of Innovation

Why are farmers markets important to our community? The following is an excerpt from presentation by ASAP’s Executive Director Charlie Jackson to the NC House Committee on Food Desert Zones.

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Thursday December 19th, 2013 09:29 Program Post: Capacity, Demand, Connections

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This month, our programs share an insider’s look back at 2013 and ahead to the new year: The Local Food Campaign talks sticking to their BIG mission.

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Thursday December 12th, 2013 15:50 Program Post: Growing Minds by the Numbers

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This month, our programs share an insider’s look back at 2013 and ahead to the new year: Growing Minds talks Farm to School by the numbers!

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Thursday December 5th, 2013 16:32 Program Post: 2013: A Research Odyssey

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This month, our programs share an insider’s look back at 2013 and ahead to the new year. First, travel on a research odyssey. 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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Thursday November 7th, 2013 15:21 Program Post: ASAP in the Queen City

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week our Local Food Research Center shares they’re beginning their research of another food system: that of Charlotte, NC, in partnership with great organizations working east of the mountains! Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday October 24th, 2013 11:27 Program Post: Go Beyond Burgers for ASAP!

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, the development department shares a mouthwatering conversation with Chef Chad Campbell of Farm Burger Asheville (an Appalachian Grown partner) about “Farm Burger Without the Burger,” a fundraiser to benefit ASAP happening November 7, 7:30-10 pm. Tickets are $39, and proceeds will support ASAP. Keep reading for a menu sneak peek!

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