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Thursday June 13th, 2013 16:51 Program Post: Go West! An ASAP Road Trip

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Local Food Campaign talks about their recent trip out west—the far west of WNC, that is—to spread the ASAP gospel!

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Thursday May 30th, 2013 09:46 Program Post: Farm to PREschool!

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Growing Minds team talks about bringing Farm to School to the youngest of us! Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday May 23rd, 2013 12:49 Program Post: Trade Secrets!

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Local Food Campaign shares they’ve begun production of ASAP’s Wholesale Local Food Guide, our trade directory just for farmers and food buyers!

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Tuesday May 14th, 2013 12:35 Dine for Growing Minds THIS Thursday!

This Thursday, May 16, is your chance to dine for Growing Minds—and to walk into a restaurant and say, “I’ll see the all-local Appalachian Grown™ menu, please!” It’s the fifth year Peter Pollay has hosted the fundraiser at his eatery, Posana Cafe, which is also celebrating its fourth anniversary. We caught up with Peter to ask him about the tradition and to see if he’d spill the beans about the dishes he has planned…

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Thursday May 2nd, 2013 16:52 Program Post: Our Posana Partnership!

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our development team explains how vital community partners are to ASAP and talks about an exciting (and sure-to-be delicious!) fundraiser coming up on May 16 at Posana Cafe.

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Thursday April 25th, 2013 15:10 Program Post: Nothing Says Farm to School Like a School Garden!

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Growing Minds program talks about, well, growing—gardens and minds!

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Thursday April 18th, 2013 10:00 Program Post: Local Universities Serve Up Local Food!

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Local Food Campaign shares that they don’t only help area restaurants and grocery stores source local food; they help universities, too!

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Wednesday April 17th, 2013 14:57 Get Local and Revel in Ramps (Recipe Included!)

Ramps fans rejoice: Harvest time is here for the region’s beloved early-spring vegetables, which are found growing wild in forests and cultivated on forestland. Their harvest is short—only two to three weeks. But, that won’t stop area Appalachian Grown™ partner restaurants from reveling in ramps this month. In fact, the Get Local celebration, like the veggies of honor, will be bold: Ramps’ flavor can be described as a mix of onion and garlic.

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