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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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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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Friday June 14th, 2013 11:58 [Guest Post] A Pollination Celebration!

Did you know that Asheville is the first Bee City USA?! The pioneering designation came last year; to keep the momentum humming along, the folks behind the proclamation have dreamed up a big Pollination Celebration, with events running through June 22. What’s more, it’s Get Local honey month! Here’s the buzz from Bee City USA Director Phyllis Stiles.

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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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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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Friday March 1st, 2013 10:18 10+ Ways to Stay Connected With ASAP After BOF!

Our 10th annual Business of Farming Conference has come and gone, but we’ve still got at least one special conference ‘top 10’ list up our sleeve! This post-event recap shares 10+ ways (there are just too many!) attendees—and farmers and local foodies that couldn’t make it—can stay connected with ASAP throughout 2013.

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Thursday February 28th, 2013 16:06 [Guest Post] Come to the Table: Relieving Hunger, Supporting Local Agriculture

Food insecurity is an important issue in WNC. ASAP is excited to be a part of the upcoming Come to the Table Conference that will address how people of faith can work to relieve hunger while supporting local agriculture. We’re also excited to have Sarah Gibson, conference coordinator, share a bit more about the issues and event in this guest post.

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Monday February 25th, 2013 13:18 The Story of Our Business of Farming Conference!

Our tenth Business of Farming Conference was a great success! BIG thanks to all the attendees, speakers, exhibitors, volunteers, and sponsors who made the event not only possible but a pleasure. Want to get a glimpse at what your farmers were up to all day? Were there but want to relive your experience? Keep reading for a Storify collection of tweets and posts. More photos and video are coming soon…

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Saturday February 16th, 2013 09:56 10 Delicious BOF Local Food Dishes!

The BIG event we affectionately call BOF—our 10th annual Business of Farming Conference—is exactly one week away: Saturday, February 23! The menu is anything but your average conference fare. It’s all locally sourced, of course, and as fresh and delicious as it can get. So, this week’s ‘top 10’ list is all about the food…

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