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Tuesday November 24th, 2020 15:48 Faces of Local: Aaron Bradley

ASAP likes to share the stories of people who are contributing to the local food system. This month we’re talking to Aaron Bradley of Colfax Creek Farm to get the inside scoop on raising turkeys. 

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Wednesday October 21st, 2020 16:00 Faces of Local: Heather Gast

ASAP likes to share the stories of people who are contributing to the local food system. As part of our National Farm to School Month celebration, we’re talking to Heather Gast, who teaches kindergarten and first grade at Weaverville Primary School (that’s Sebastian, the class sloth on her left). She’s working with Growing Minds to make sure her students experience local food, farms, and gardening, even as they adjust to virtual learning.
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Wednesday September 23rd, 2020 16:55 Faces of Local: Jake Beaver

ASAP likes to share the stories of people who are contributing to the local food system. As part of our Restaurant Worker Appreciation Month at Buncombe County farmers markets, we’re talking to Jake Beaver, who has worked as a line cook at several Asheville restaurants, including Nightbell and Cultura. He’ll be working for Table Right Here when it reopens on North Lexington Ave. this fall. He’s pictured, left, during a farm dinner at Ivy Creek Family Farm.

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Tuesday August 18th, 2020 16:18 Faces of Local: Polly Phillips

ASAP likes to share the stories of people who help us fulfill our mission. This month we’re talking to Polly Phillips, WNC gleaning coordinator for the Society of St. Andrew (pictured with volunteer Jennifer Murphy). The Society of St. Andrew works to reduce food waste and feed communities through gleaning, collecting leftover crops from farmers’ fields. The Society has also gleaned from Asheville City Market, and now ASAP Farmers Market, since 2015.

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Wednesday July 22nd, 2020 12:04 Faces of Local: Camilla Calnan

ASAP likes to share the stories of people who help us fulfill our mission. This month we’re talking to photographer Camilla Calnan, who has volunteered her time and talent to photograph area farmers markets throughout the pandemic. You can also find her prints, as well as pop-up portrait mini sessions, at the Enka-Candler Tailgate Market on Thursdays. 

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Tuesday June 30th, 2020 13:35 Faces of Local: Nicole Coston

ASAP likes to share the stories of people who help us fulfill our mission. This month we’re talking to Nicole Coston of Bearwallow Valley Farms, who is using funding through the Appalachian Grown Farmers Immediate Needs Grant to facilitate CSA deliveries and is partnering in the Appalachian Farms Feeding Families program. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday May 19th, 2020 13:10 Faces of Local: Wesley Sleight

ASAP likes to share the stories of people who help us fulfill our mission. This month we’re talking to farmer Wesley Sleight of Sleight Family Farm in McDowell County. Wes works with ASAP’s Growing Minds Farm to School Program and recently joined the advisory committee for the NC Farm to Preschool Network.

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Monday April 20th, 2020 21:54 Faces of Local: Leslie Logemann

ASAP likes to share the stories of people who help us fulfill our mission. This month we’re talking to farmers market managers who have worked hard to keep markets safe and operational during the COVID-19 pandemic. Leslie Logemann is market manager at Transylvania Farmers’ Market in Brevard.

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Monday April 20th, 2020 21:50 Faces of Local: Quinn Asteak

ASAP likes to share the stories of people who help us fulfill our mission. This month we’re talking to farmers market managers who have worked hard to keep markets safe and operational during the COVID-19 pandemic. Quinn Asteak is executive director of West Asheville Tailgate Market.

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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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