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Tuesday February 25th, 2020 13:56 Faces of Local: Melissa Harwin

ASAP likes to share the stories of people who help us fulfill our mission. This month we talk with Melissa Harwin of Highgate Farm, who will be attending the Asheville CSA Fair.

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Wednesday February 12th, 2020 11:25 Faces of Local: Bill Durr

ASAP likes to share the stories of people who help us fulfill our mission. This month we talk with attorney Bill Durr of Ward and Smith, P.A., which is a sponsor of the 2020 Business of Farming Conference. Durr will co-lead a conference workshop, A Decade of Farming and the Legal Issues You’ll Face Along the Way.

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Thursday December 19th, 2019 21:12 Faces of Local: Stacy Thompson

ASAP likes to share the stories of people who help us fulfill our mission. This month we talk with farmer Stacey Thompson of Our Fiddlehead Farm in Haywood County, who will be presenting at the Business of Farming Conference on Feb. 22.

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Wednesday October 23rd, 2019 21:34 Faces of Local: Cassandra Bare

ASAP likes to share the stories of people who help us fulfill our mission. This month we talk with Cassandra Bare of Harvest Farm in Valle Crucis, NC, which has a host of fall activities for visitors.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday August 20th, 2019 09:00 Faces of Local: Amanda Clapp

ASAP likes to share the stories of people who help us fulfill our mission. This month, we talk with Amanda Clapp, a middle school science teacher at the Catamount School, a learning lab school operated by Western Carolina University in partnership with Jackson County Schools. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday July 30th, 2019 15:11 Faces of Local: Amy Pickett

ASAP likes to share the stories of people who help us fulfill our mission. This month, we talk with Amy Pickett, owner of Sugar & Snow Gelato, which will be one of the vendors for ASAP’s Local Food Experience Aug. 15. She’s pictured above with Jennifer Perkins of Looking Glass Creamery.

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Thursday May 23rd, 2019 09:58 Faces of Local: Jessica Franz Spiegel

ASAP likes to share the stories of people who help us fulfill our mission. This month, we talk with farmer Jessica Franz Spiegel, owner of Terra Lingua Growers, which will be a stop on the 2019 Farm Tour in the Henderson Cluster. Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday April 25th, 2019 09:44 Faces of Local: Aimee Ellingsen

ASAP likes to share the stories of people who help us fulfill our mission. This month, we talk with Aimee Ellingsen (pictured with her husband, Chuck Krekelberg) a dedicated market shopper and supporter of ASAP, as well as the owner of CAKE Websites & More).
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Wednesday March 27th, 2019 12:32 Faces of Local: Terry King

ASAP likes to share the stories of people who help us fulfill our mission. This month, we talk with Terry King, who owns King Harvest Farm with her husband, Steve. King Harvest Farm sells all natural, chemical free vegetables and herbs at Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market in Waynesville, which opens for the season on April 20. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday February 19th, 2019 12:17 Faces of Local: Julie Montanea

ASAP likes to share the stories of people who help us fulfill our mission. This month, we talk with ASAP volunteer Julie Montanea (pictured with her sister at ASAP’s Farm Tour) about why she loves her CSA. 

Q: You’ve participated in three different CSAs. Did you receive produce or other farm goods?

I received produce from all three CSAs, but from two farms I could also get eggs and meat, separate from the regular CSA box. I didn’t eat meat for many years and still never eat commercially raised animals. But I now eat some meat and poultry from local farms that I’ve visited and seen how the animals are raised. Read the rest of this entry »

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