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9th Annual Benefit Dinner for Growing Minds

May 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Once again, Posana is celebrating their anniversary on Thursday, May 18 by holding a special fundraiser for ASAP’s Growing Minds Farm to School program. Posana will have a special Appalachian Grown™ dinner menu from which local food lovers can order. The proceeds from that menu will support connecting farms and schools and giving children positive experiences with local food. Please join us for this special dinner at Posana! 

See Posana’s press release below:

Asheville, NC (April 19, 2017) – Posana restaurant will continue its commitment to Asheville charity, Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Program, by hosting its 9th annual benefit dinner on Thursday, May 18th.

Posana, a contemporary American restaurant in downtown Asheville is dedicated to serving local, seasonal and sustainable cuisine and works closely with area farms and small purveyors to guarantee the best ingredients. They have hit record fundraising levels for the previous two  years and hope to exceed that with their 2017 dinner.

Posana will be donating 100 percent of the proceeds from the special one-night-only menu to ASAP to support the Growing Minds Program. Throughout the evening, guests have the option of ordering off the special menu created for the evening with local ingredients. The ‘Growing Minds’ menu will feature ingredients from area farms and purveyors and will  highlight ingredients that are at their peak in Western North Carolina this May, such as beets,
eggs, local cheeses and local greens. Many of Posana’s regular purveyors are donating ingredients to show their support of the cause.

“We are thrilled to support  ASAP for another year,” says Posana Co-owner and Executive Chef Peter Pollay. “Children’s health and wellness starts with their food and food education.  ASAP is connecting them with farms and farmers in a way that will transform how they think about food. We are proud to be part of that.”

“You want to get people excited about whole, nutritious ingredients? Let them grow it themselves. Not only will it taste better, but they will gain a whole new appreciation for where  food comes from,” Pollay adds.

ASAP’s Growing Minds Program enriches the education of younger generations by connecting students with local farms. Developing strong relationship with local food and teaching kids the benefit of supporting local growers and producers will help maintain a sustainable, healthy community.

Posana, which is owned by Mandara Hospitality Group, regularly sources from over 64 local purveyors and farmers along with its own West Asheville urban garden, which saw a massive expansion last year to include hooped beds to lengthen the growing season. Reservations can be made online or by calling 828-505-3969.


May 18, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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