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Program Post: Go Beyond Burgers for ASAP!

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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!

From ASAP’s Communications and Development Team

ASAP: Just what does “Farm Burger Without the Burger” mean?
Chef Chad: Farm Burger Without the Burger give us an opportunity to showcase our cooking and sourcing talents beyond the realm of a burger, showcasing the wonderful local meat, produce, and cheese in this area. Additionally, we like to keep the dinner affordable for all to enjoy with lots of great food at a super value.

ASAP: What delicious dishes can we expect?
Chef Chad: Seasonal ingredients are certainly an inspiration for the different courses. We’ll have:

  • chicken liver on buttermilk biscuit
  • house-cured trout from Sunburst Trout Farms
  • chicken apple sausage over grits
  • arugula and spaghetti squash salad
  • field pea hummus
  • sautéed winter greens with apples and sweet onions
  • braised pork cheek with turnips
  • and a few surprises to come!

ASAP: I hear there’s a special dessert in the works. Care to spill the beans?
Chef Chad: We’re going to make my MaMaw Campbell’s apple stack cake, a family recipe and mountain tradition.

ASAP: What local farms will you be sourcing from for the event?
Chef Chad: Hickory Nut Gap Farm, First Blossom Farm, Sunburst Trout Farms, Stepps Plants, and more. We regularly source from Farside Farms, Looking Glass Creamery, Leaning Willow Farms, Jake’s Farm, and Asheville Urban Farms.

ASAP: Why did you choose ASAP to be the beneficiary of your first big event in Asheville?
Chef Chad: I believe that ASAP and Farm Burger share similar beliefs when it comes to local food. The more money we can put back into the local economy and farmers’ pockets, the better. This region produces wonderful veggies, fruit, cheese, and meats, and it would be a shame to not take advantage of it. I believe the slogan on your bumper sticker says it best: “Thousands of miles fresher!”

Reservations for “Farm Burger Without the Burger” are required. Call the restaurant at 828-348-8540 to reserve your spot!

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