Are you looking for a fresh, Appalachian Grown turkey for your Thanksgiving table this year? Local farms are taking orders! Find out how to pre-order your bird, plus how the turkeys were raised, price per pound, and much more. Keep in mind that most farms and retailers will sell out quickly so please be sure to order your turkey at least two weeks before Thanksgiving.
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Nov 06, 2013
Relish Roots This November
Beets, carrots, turnips, parsnips, radishes, and sweet potatoes don’t mind the cooler weather. In fact, it sweetens these root veggies, all of which get our Get Local spotlight this November!
Nov 05, 2013
Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week
The runt of the fall produce litter is a big dog these days at area farmers markets! We’re talking about the typically tiny radish, an oft-overlooked root veggie that comes in a surprising number of varieties and sizes that are taking over tailgate tables now. (PS: It’s Get Local root veggie month, so also look for beets, turnips, and lots more.)
Oct 04, 2013
October is All About 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.
Jul 18, 2013
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!
Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, a member of our research team wonders, “Why is local food working in Asheville and the Southern Appalachians but not necessarily in other places?” Read the rest of this entry »
Jun 28, 2013
Beans are Back This July (Recipe Included)!
Yes, summer is about tomatoes. But it’s also about beans: green ones, yellow ones, purple ones, long ones, really long ones, flat ones, ones for eating pod and all, ones for shelling, ones for drying, and the list goes on. They all get the Get Local spotlight this July!
Jun 14, 2013
[Guest Post] A Pollination Celebration!
Did you know that Asheville is the first Bee City USA?! The pioneering designation came last year; to keep the momentum humming along, the folks behind the proclamation have dreamed up a big Pollination Celebration, with events running through June 22. What’s more, it’s Get Local honey month! Here’s the buzz from Bee City USA Director Phyllis Stiles.