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ASAP likes to share stories of people who help us fulfill our mission. This month, in anticipation of the Farm Tour, we’ve spoken with Tom Elmore of Thatchmore Farm. Tom is a farmer who attends the Farm Tour as a visitor each year. Hear why Tom visits other farms, and purchase your pass today to attend the tour yourself on June 25-26!

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Did you have a fun time on the 2014 Farm Tour? Take a look at what the Farm Tour was like from other participants’ perspectives!

 

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CLICK HERE to learn more about and submit your entry or entries to our 2013 Farm Tour Photo Contest! Entering the contest makes you eligible to win could win Asheville City Market Bucks and a free pass to next year’s Farm Tour! What’s more, winning photos will be used for the 2015 Farm Tour. Deadline to submit is midnight on Wednesday, September 24.

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On September 20 and 21, 37 farms will open their doors to the public for ASAP’s 2014 Farm Tour. Before the tour, ASAP hosts an annual orientation dinner for participating farms to network, share tips and insights, and review tour guidelines. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sunburst’s Second Summer Solstice Soiree for ASAP is fast approaching – June 21, to be precise! Sunburst Trout Farms is graciously hosting the dinner as a benefit for ASAP. Tickets are going fast, so BUY YOURS NOW to enjoy dishes sure to be talked about for some time to come! Read the rest of this entry »

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Appalachian Grown

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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CLICK HERE to learn more about and submit your entry or entries to our 2013 Farm Tour Photo Contest! Deadline to submit is midnight on Wednesday, September 25.

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Round Mountain Creamery Goats

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our development department heard from Carrie Keller, a local food lover and ASAP supporter. She shared with us her memories of last year’s Farm Tour and her excitement about the 2013 event. After you read her tour story, we hope you’ll share yours—whether of a past experience or what you’re most looking forward to this weekend!

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Local Picnic Basket

This year, the Henderson County Farm Tour cluster is bigger and better than ever! That excites the team at Hendersonville Community Co-op, an Appalachian Grown partner retailer. While selling tour passes, Community Outreach Coordinator Gretchen Schott Cummins had a brilliant idea: stop into the store before touring farms to pick up local items for a picnic! In this post, she shares her basket recommendations.

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Sunny Point Cafe

Our first-ever Farm Tour kickoff party is coming right up: Thursday, September 19, from 6 until 9 pm. (That means our 2013 Farm Tour is almost here, September 21 and 22.) Sunny Point Cafe is graciously hosting the Spade to Spoon Social—as well as generously donating a percentage of sales to ASAP—and they’ve put together one mouthwatering menu!

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