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Friday August 23rd, 2013 09:36 Chefs Challenge: A Summery Semifinal

ASAP was thrilled to be asked to attend and blog about one of the 2013 WNC Chefs Challenge semifinals (and we’re excited to report we’ll have a front-row seat at the finale this weekend, so stay tuned for that post)! Keep reading to learn why things got corny in the battle between chefs Daniel Wright of Tomato Jam Cafe and Steven Goff of Zambra/Ben’s Tune-Up/King James Public House…

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Thursday August 22nd, 2013 16:03 Program Post: Data in Motion

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Local Food Research Center shares how they bring their data to life—literally! Plus, they talk about how WNC’s agricultural landscape has changed over the last 40+ years.

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Monday August 19th, 2013 12:38 *UPDATED*Tomatoes are the Talk of the Town—
and Get Local (Recipe Included)!

A food that can taste sweet, sour, and savory all at the same time deserves being celebrated. That’s the tomato, a quintessential summer staple getting the well-deserved spotlight in our Get Local initiative during August.

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Friday August 16th, 2013 13:42 And Asheville’s Favorite Tomato is…

Attendees sampled more than ten tomato varieties at our Tomato Festival and cast their votes for the best! The results are in…

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Thursday August 8th, 2013 11:19 Program Post: A Look at Asheville City Market

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Local Food Campaign talks about Asheville City Market (did you know it’s an ASAP program?!) and their excitement about Saturday’s Tomato Festival.

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Thursday July 18th, 2013 17:23 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!

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Thursday July 18th, 2013 11:28 Program Post: Southern Appalachia’s Success (Local Food-Wise, Of Course!)

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 »

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Thursday July 11th, 2013 14:23 Program Post: Appalachian Grown Wax Boxes Hit the Market!

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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Thursday June 20th, 2013 15:17 Program Post: Getting “Local” on the Map with GIS

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Local Food Research Center team talks tech! Specifically, they explore if GIS technology is a good fit for agricultural systems work.

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Tuesday June 18th, 2013 09:40 *UPDATED WITH MENU* Program Post: A Summer Soiree, and You’re Invited!

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our development team shares about an exciting fundraiser cooked up by Sunburst Trout Farms and interviews Sunburst’s owner, Sally Eason, about all that’s in store! Tickets for this event have sold out.

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