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Thursday November 7th, 2013 15:21 Program Post: ASAP in the Queen City

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week our Local Food Research Center shares they’re beginning their research of another food system: that of Charlotte, NC, in partnership with great organizations working east of the mountains! Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday October 24th, 2013 11:27 Program Post: Go Beyond Burgers for ASAP!

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, the development department shares a mouthwatering conversation with Chef Chad Campbell of Farm Burger Asheville (an Appalachian Grown partner) about “Farm Burger Without the Burger,” a fundraiser to benefit ASAP happening November 7, 7:30-10 pm. Tickets are $39, and proceeds will support ASAP. Keep reading for a menu sneak peek!

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Thursday October 3rd, 2013 16:44 Program Post: Why Do Farmers Farm?

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Local Food Research Center presents some of the responses they’ve gathered to this important question: When the challenges are so numerous and the stakes so high, what is it that keeps farming families in the business?

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Thursday September 26th, 2013 07:00 [Guest Program Post] The Next Generation of Local Food Systems Researchers

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Local Food Research Center hands over their Program Post reins to a young researcher from UNC Asheville, Hannah James. Hannah has been helping them find out what shoppers think about local food and local food branding. 

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Thursday September 19th, 2013 08:50 [Guest Program Post] A Fam Tour Tale + Share Yours!

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our development department heard from Carrie Keller, a local food lover and ASAP supporter. She shared with us her memories of last year’s Farm Tour and her excitement about the 2013 event. After you read her tour story, we hope you’ll share yours—whether of a past experience or what you’re most looking forward to this weekend!

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Thursday September 12th, 2013 12:18 Program Post: A Kid’s-Eye View of the Farm Tour!

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Growing Minds Farm to School Program talks to the youngest of our area farmers and finds out why they think the 2013 Farm Tour is a must for kids!

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Thursday September 5th, 2013 14:20 Program Post: The Making of our 2013 Farm Tour!

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Local Food Campaign shares their recipe for making a fun-filled Farm Tour!

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Thursday August 29th, 2013 14:00 [Guest Program Post] Reconnecting Health and Earth

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our development department turns over the reins to Michael Scholtz of NOVO Wellness. Michael and NOVO Wellness have been generous donors to ASAP for many years, recognizing how ASAP’s mission is connected to their own vision. NOVO works with clients across the country; they support us because our commitment to localizing the food system is a message they can use anywhere with anyone. ASAP relies on support from businesses like NOVO Wellness to ensure our success, and we love to share the stories of these businesses also working to transform our relationship with food.

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Thursday August 22nd, 2013 16:03 Program Post: Data in Motion

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Local Food Research Center shares how they bring their data to life—literally! Plus, they talk about how WNC’s agricultural landscape has changed over the last 40+ years.

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Thursday August 8th, 2013 11:19 Program Post: A Look at Asheville City Market

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Local Food Campaign talks about Asheville City Market (did you know it’s an ASAP program?!) and their excitement about Saturday’s Tomato Festival.

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