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ASAP’s new communications intern Greg Parlier will post a series of stories from the field demonstrating our impact in the community. Here’s the first post from Greg:

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Our fall communications intern, Elise Carlson, spent lots of time with farmers at tailgates and ASAP events. In fact, she was so busy documenting both she didn’t have time to get out on the farm! So, to close out her experience, she visited Fields of Gold Farm in Hendersonville. Here’s her story. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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By Alex Alesi, fall communications intern

When ASAP’s Farm Tour kicks off later this month, you’ll have the chance to learn from and explore more than 30 family-owned farms spread throughout Western North Carolina. Many of these farms are longstanding tour participants and will be familiar to those of you who attended last year and in other years past. More than a dozen, however, will make their Farm Tour debuts in 2012.

We talk today to Don Justus, one half of the husband-wife team that owns Hendersonville’s Justus Orchard.

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