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Wednesday October 19th, 2016 15:44 Apple Stack Cake from Creasman Farms

Here is a recipe for Apple Stack Cake courtesy of Creasman Farms!

Apple Stack Cake from Creasman Farms


  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup soft butter (you can use unsalted, if you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees
  2. Flour 4 to 5 nine inch pie pans
  3. Sift all dry ingredients together in a bowl
  4. Mix butter and brown sugar together until creamy, add eggs and molasses and blend until combined
  5. Alternate adding flour and buttermilk to the wet ingredients until combined
  6. Divide the batter between pans and spread out with spoon
  7. Bake 15 to 20 min. Let them cool about 10 mins. And then take out of pans to finish cooling.
  8. Filling: "I use homemade applesauce but my grandmother would use dried apples reconstituted and some people use applebutter."
  9. Once the cakes are cooled, place a cake on a plate put layer of filling, place the next cake, then filling until you have built a stack.
  10. The cake needs to sit for a while so all the filling can soak in.

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Friday March 6th, 2015 13:55 CSA Recipes – Straight from the Farm!

ASAP’s Annual CSA Fair is just around the corner on March 12 (in Asheville) and March 17 (in Boone). In anticipation of the growing season, we had a few of the farms participating in the Asheville CSA Fair share their favorite recipes! These recipes are perfect for incorporating the bounty of a CSA share in your own kitchen.

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Monday November 24th, 2014 15:56 Local Thanksgiving Inspiration

In the Southern Appalachians it’s easy to fill your Thanksgiving table with a cornucopia of local food! There are many holiday tailgate markets open this week where you can shop for your feast.  Lauren Hoffman, one of ASAP’s communications interns, wants to share some locally-inspired dish ideas that incorporate ingredients from these markets for your holiday menu! Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday October 9th, 2014 11:20 Apple Coleslaw Tasting in Marion

ASAP’s new communications intern Greg Parlier will post a series of stories from the field demonstrating our impact in the community. Here’s the first post from Greg:

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Friday March 7th, 2014 09:11 CSA Fair Recipe!

As part of ASAP’s 2014 4th Annual Asheville CSA Fair  planned for March 13, Denise Barratt will conduct a cooking demonstration. Denise is a registered dietitian and nutritionist with Health Concepts Nutrition Therapy and Vine Ripe Home Grown Nutrition. Want a sneak peek as to what she will be cooking at the CSA Fair? Take a look at the recipe below, and try it at home!

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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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Wednesday April 17th, 2013 14:57 Get Local and Revel in Ramps (Recipe Included!)

Ramps fans rejoice: Harvest time is here for the region’s beloved early-spring vegetables, which are found growing wild in forests and cultivated on forestland. Their harvest is short—only two to three weeks. But, that won’t stop area Appalachian Grown™ partner restaurants from reveling in ramps this month. In fact, the Get Local celebration, like the veggies of honor, will be bold: Ramps’ flavor can be described as a mix of onion and garlic.

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Wednesday December 5th, 2012 16:52 Local Latkes (Recipe Included)!

Chef Brian Ross of the soon-to-open Dough has been a long-time participant in our Growing Minds Farm to School Cooking Program! He recently said goodbye to November’s Get Local @ School potato month by making potato latkes with his son’s classroom at Avery’s Creek Elementary. And he shared the recipe just in time for us to share with you before Hanukkah begins Saturday! Keep reading for his story and how-to.

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Tuesday October 16th, 2012 14:50 Biltmore Shares Their Cool Cabbage and Apple Salad Recipe!

As part of Biltmore’s sponsorship of our upcoming Growing Minds’ Farm to School Institute (November 10), their executive chef, Damien Cavicchi, will lead a workshop on cooking in the classroom with local produce. He just sent over the recipe that he’ll prepare, and it’s too good to keep to ourselves! This Cool Cabbage and Apple Salad features local cabbage (the Get Local @ School item for October), local apples, and local carrots! Remember, the institute registration deadline is near: October 22; click to sign up now. 

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