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Thursday September 20th, 2018 13:55 ASAP’s 2019 Calendar Contest

Calling all photographers and local food enthusiasts!

Each year ASAP produces a printed calendar showcasing the seasonality of local food and farms in our Southern Appalachian Mountains. Last year we hosted our first calendar photo contest and chose thirteen out of over a hundred submissions. It was our best calendar to date!

We are thrilled to bring back our calendar contest for 2019. This year’s calendar theme is called “Local Food & Farm Connections” and will feature the diverse ways our region interacts with and experiences local food and farms throughout the year. Thirteen winning photos will be printed in our calendar (twelve months + the cover), and will be spotlighted each month in ASAP’s social media and e-newsletter.

Photo Contest Rules

  1. The calendar photo contest is open to amateur and professional photographers. Photos received by Friday, October 12 will be given first consideration. You may submit as many photos as you like.
  2. Please email images and photo descriptions to
  3. Please include in the body of your email your full name and a description of each image (including location and description of the subject matter.)
  4. Please also name each image file with your first initial and last name, and a short description of the subject matter. (E.g.: JDoe_SunsetOnFarm or JDoe_HickoryNutGapPigs)
  5. Submitted photos must be in digital format. No print or film submissions will be accepted. All digital files must be at least 3500 pixels wide x 2500 pixels tall, in color, and submitted in JPEG or .jpg format. Winning images will be printed in a 7” x 10” horizontal format calendar.
  6. Winners will be notified by mid-November, and will receive credit in the calendar, spotlights on social media, and three calendars and a ticket to ASAP’s 2019 Farm Tour on June 22-23.

Conditions of Entry

With your submission, you certify that you own the rights to your submitted work, and grant a non-exclusive, non-transferable right for ASAP to use your photographs in our internal and external communications including, but not limited to: our 2019 Calendar, social media, websites and web communications, e-newsletters, Local Food Guide, and other ASAP publications and promotions. Written permission from a parent or guardian is required for any photos containing children ages 18 or under. Any photos containing people’s faces will require written or verbal permission from subject for ASAP to use.

Image Category Suggestions

Images should depict your experiences with local food and agriculture in the Appalachian Grown Region.  Below is a list of image suggestions, but images are not limited to these topics.

  • Farmers markets
  • CSA (community supported agriculture)
  • U-pick
  • Farm field trips
  • Tastes from the farm
  • Favorite farmscapes
  • Morning and evening
  • Food and farming through the seasons
  • Farm life

Your photographs help ASAP tell the stories of local food and farming in the Southern Appalachian Region. Thank you for helping to further our mission through your photography! If you have questions about this photo contest please contact us at

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Wednesday October 18th, 2017 16:29 ASAP 2018 Calendar Photo Contest

Calling all photographers and local food enthusiasts!

ASAP produces an annual calendar showcasing the seasonality of local food and farms in our Southern Appalachian Mountains. This year, we want to feature how members of our local food community engage with Appalachian Grown™ food throughout the year. This year’s calendar theme is called “Share Your Experience,” and will feature YOUR photos of local food seasonality in our region. Twelve winning photos will be printed in our 2018 calendar, and spotlighted in social media.

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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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Thursday August 15th, 2013 16:14 10 Tasty Tomato Recipes!

We asked for your best tomato recipes, and we got ’em! Thanks for submitting your scrumptious summer creations to our Tomato Recipe Contest, and thanks for sharing your stories of recipe inspiration. Now, get cooking…

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Thursday July 18th, 2013 17:23 Share Your Best Tomato Recipe!

ASAP and Asheville Scene’s Tomato Recipe Contest

We know for you, tomato lovers, that nothing beats the taste of a farm-fresh local mater all on its own. But, we also know that you get creative in the summertime, including tomatoes in all kinds of dishes so you can enjoy the season’s bounty morning, noon, and night. Do you add a pinch of a surprising spice to your tomato sauce? Enjoy them for dessert? Share your favorite, most innovative tomato recipes with us and Asheville Scene!

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Wednesday January 2nd, 2013 08:59 Share Your Local Food Resolutions and Win!

We want to know YOUR 2013 local food and farming resolutions! Do you want to shop at your neighborhood farmers market more often? Get your first CSA, or maybe even plant your own vegetable garden? Share by commenting on this post (and keep reading for contest details)!

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Friday September 21st, 2012 10:43 *Deadline Extended* Contest: Tell Us Your Tour & Win!

What’s your plan, Stan? Your plan for this weekend’s Farm Tour, that is!

Comment below and share which farms you and your carload plan to visit, and you’ll be entered to win two tickets to any show at Asheville Community Theatre! Comment by midnight Friday to be eligible (deadline extended, as we learned the site was unfortunately down for a bit). A winner will be notified by Tuesday, September 25.

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Friday August 24th, 2012 11:19 Let the Farm Tour Countdown Begin!

In just one month, on September 22 and 23, the gates and barns of 35 Western North Carolina farms will open for YOU during our annual Farm Tour! The self-guided tour offers you the chance to learn how food grows, taste farm-fresh products, interact with farm animals, and meet the community’s food producers.

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Thursday August 2nd, 2012 10:00 Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week + Contest (Deadline Extended)!

It’s officially okra time at area farmers tailgate markets! The Southern summer staple has come out swinging in gorgeous greens and reds; it will stick around through the end of the season and likely into early fall.

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