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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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Wednesday January 23rd, 2019 14:26 Faces of Local: Tracy Cotton of Morrow Insurance Agency

Tracy CottonASAP likes to share the stories of people who help us fulfill our mission. This month, we talk with Tracy Cotton, a farm and small business account executive for Morrow Insurance Agency in Marion, NC. In addition to speaking at the Business of Farming Conference, Tracy is a dedicated ASAP volunteer!

Q: How are you involved with ASAP and local food and farms? 
I began volunteering with ASAP in 2016. I am a Farm to Fork Insurance Agent in WNC so I am connected to the community by occupation, but also by passion. I chose to focus on farms, food manufacturing, craft beverage, restaurants, and food retailers because I love being part of protecting and connecting. Personally, I grew up in middle Tennessee with farming cousins and enjoyed many weekends helping out (or at least enjoyed the freedom of walking their many acres of pasture).

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