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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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Wax Boxes

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Local Food Campaign talks about an exciting new Appalachian Grown product for farmers: slick (literally and metaphorically) produce boxes!

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Local Cheese

…to area Appalachian Grown™ partner tailgates and restaurants this May!

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ASAP’s spring communications intern, Casey Toth, is at it again! She has created another great video. This time, she combined still images with video interviews to tell the story of local food in Western North Carolina and the Southern Appalachians—particularly in Asheville—as she’s experienced the movement so far through her internship. The interviews feature folks behind artisan food products and Appalachian Grown partner restaurants, including Green River Picklers, HomeGrown, and Posana Cafe. If you see her out snapping photos or filming at spring tailgate markets, be sure to say hello, comment, and, of course, smile!

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Introducing our new weekly feature: Program Post! At From Here, you often read about an event organized by one of our programs (like our Growing Minds Farm to School Program) or hear about a program’s reports or publications. But, we want you to know even more of what happens at ASAP. Each week through this feature, our programs will take you behind the scenes of their work. We hope you get a greater idea about what we’re up to, get inspired about local food, ask questions, and more!

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ASAP is a proud sponsor of next week’s Asheville Small Plate Crawl (February 21-23)! Dozens of independent restaurants, including many Appalachian Grown™ partner restaurants (those committed to sourcing ingredients from local farms), will create special Small Plate Menus featuring their cuisine and chef’s talent. The special plates will be affordably priced between $3 and $8, giving you the chance to “crawl” from restaurant to restaurant and sample all that Asheville’s culinary scene has to offer! Restaurants will be open during lunch and dinner hours, 11:30 am to 9 pm. Wondering if your fave eatery is taking part?

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