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ASAP’s Annual CSA Fair is just around the corner on March 12 (in Asheville) and March 17 (in Boone). In anticipation of the growing season, we had a few of the farms participating in the Asheville CSA Fair share their favorite recipes! These recipes are perfect for incorporating the bounty of a CSA share in your own kitchen.

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ASAP’s Annual CSA Fair is just around the corner on March 12 (in Asheville) and March 17 (in Boone), and in anticipation of the event, we wanted to hear from farms and participants who have been part of our CSA Fairs in the past. This week, we bring you an interview with CSA farmers, Sarah Jane and Jamie Davis, of A Way of Life Farm. Visit ASAP’s website to find out more about the CSA Fairs.
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As part of ASAP’s 2014 4th Annual Asheville CSA Fair  planned for March 13, Denise Barratt will conduct a cooking demonstration. Denise is a registered dietitian and nutritionist with Health Concepts Nutrition Therapy and Vine Ripe Home Grown Nutrition. Want a sneak peek as to what she will be cooking at the CSA Fair? Take a look at the recipe below, and try it at home!

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Local 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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Veggies

…at one of our March CSA Fairs: in Boone on March 18 and in Asheville on March 21! Keep reading for a list of each fair’s participating farms.

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Our 10th annual Business of Farming Conference has come and gone, but we’ve still got at least one special conference ‘top 10’ list up our sleeve! This post-event recap shares 10+ ways (there are just too many!) attendees—and farmers and local foodies that couldn’t make it—can stay connected with ASAP throughout 2013.

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New Website

Each week, our programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our communications team talks about work that has been a long time coming: the redevelopment of ASAP’s main website, asapconnections.org! The old site was a great resource but needed an overhaul, so the team—spearheaded by our web coordinator—rolled up their sleeves and made it happen. Keep reading for an introduction and quick user guide.

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We can really say that our 10th annual Business of Farming Conference is near now that February is here! The conference is Saturday, February 23; spaces are still available but filling up fast. For our third ‘top 10’ list in honor of the occasion, we’re sharing what past conference attendees are saying about the BIG event we affectionately call BOF: Read the rest of this entry »

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