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Tuesday April 16th, 2013 16:14 Local Food On Film!

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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Thursday April 11th, 2013 17:20 Program Post: The Tough Job of Reporting on New Local Food Restaurants!

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, it’s a double dose of Program Post! Here, our communications and development team talks about the opening of one of Asheville’s newest Appalachian Grown™ partner restaurants: Farm Burger.

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Thursday April 11th, 2013 16:02 Program Post: Food Dollars and Sense

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, it’s a double dose of Program Post! First, our Local Food Research Center team discusses the food dollar. Their answer to the question “If everyone bought local food, would tons of extra money be available in our local economy?” might surprise you.

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Friday March 29th, 2013 13:00 *UPDATED* Tailgate Tents Going Up! (Market Opening Dates)

Yes, it is spring. One way to know for sure, even with this week’s confusing cold and snow? Tailgate tents are going up, and area farmers markets are opening outdoors for the harvest season!

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Thursday March 28th, 2013 15:53 Program Post: The Making of Our Local Food Guide!

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Local Food Campaign shares the process of creating our 2013 Local Food Guide, which hits stands next month!

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Friday March 22nd, 2013 14:44 A Trip Around the World, Sweet Potato Style

ASAP was thrilled to be asked to attend and blog about another 2013 WNC Chefs Challenge, especially because the May 19 challenge secret ingredient was grown by New Sprout Organic Farms of Asheville! Keep reading to learn what chefs Cary Shackelford of Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community and Greg Kilpatrick of Appalachian Grown partner restaurant HomeGrown created during battle sweet potato…

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Friday March 22nd, 2013 11:06 ASAP in 30 Seconds (Video)!

You’ve heard us boast about our talented interns before, and here we go again! Spring communications intern Casey Toth has been out taking photos and video at farms and farmers markets since January. With her footage, she created a 30-second ASAP commercial for her video class at UNC Asheville. We’re excited to have her share her final product and experience with you.

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Thursday March 21st, 2013 10:33 Program Post: Getting Local Food Into Schools and Institutions

Each Thursday, our programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Growing Minds Farm to School Program talks about how they work within existing food systems and procedures to help schools and institutions make the switch to fresh local food!

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Thursday March 14th, 2013 16:05 Program Post: Do Shoppers Do as They Say?!

Each Thursday, our programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Local Food Research Center plans to go grocery shopping! They’re curious: Is what people say the same as what they do when it comes to buying local food?

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Tuesday March 12th, 2013 15:45 Find the Right CSA for YOU…

…at one of our March CSA Fairs: in Boone on March 18 and in Asheville on March 21! Keep reading for a list of each fair’s participating farms.

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