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*UPDATED* Get Local February Specials

February Get Local Calendar

We love hearing (and tasting!) how area Appalachian Grown partner restaurants embrace our Get Local campaign. This month, many of them are going whole hog when it comes to the feature foods: local meats, including trout! Get ready for your mouth to water.

  • Grovewood Cafe shares they’ve got a couple lunch and dinner Get Local specials right now. At lunch, look for Hickory Nut Gap Farm meatloaf with wine merchant sauce, mashed potatoes, and green beans. They’ve got a Hickory Nut Gap dinner special, too: pork scallopine with brown jus, butternut and apple spaetzle, and rosemary Brussels sprouts. If trout is your thing, they’re serving up grilled Sunburst Farms trout with hotel butter, roasted root vegetables, and broccoli mash for both lunch and dinner.
  • Neo Burrito has been and will continue serving up a local meat special until the calendar turns to March. Both their West and South Asheville locations are offering a creative culinary concoction of slow-roasted pork shoulder from Dry Ridge Farm with an Uncle Scott’s root beer barbecue sauce, a local cabbage and carrot slaw with veggies from Gladheart Farm, goat cheese from Spinning Spider Creamery, and an organic black-eyed pea salad with local roasted butternut squash. Their South location is just across the way from Asheville City Market South, where they’ve been stocking up on these local ingredients every Wednesday. What’s more, they share, nothing gets wasted while the specials are being made. All scraps either go into soup stocks, dog biscuits, or compost.
  • West End Bakery always has local Hickory Nut Gap sausage on their menu, which they feature in sausage biscuits, as well as Sunburst Farms trout, which they use to top their homemade bagels along with cream cheese and capers. And, without stopping in, you just never know local special they might have up their sleeves.

Of course, you can also pick up local meats at area Appalachian Grown partner groceries now to Get Local at home! Select Ingles stores carry Sunburst Trout Farms products, along with local bison (look in the freezer section). Grocers like Earth Fare and Greenlife Grocery often carry Hickory Nut Gap Farm’s and other local farm’s meats. And Blowing Rock Produce and Provisions shares they’ve got lots in stock for February: chicken from Appalachian Sustainable University Sustainable Development Farm; lamb chorizo and other lamb cuts, sausage, and NY strips, tenderloins, and ground beef from Mountain Memories Farm; pork sausage like chorizo, bratwurst, and others from Crosscreek Farm; chicken and pork from New Life Farm, and the list goes on.

As we hear about more ways AG partners are getting local, we’ll be sure to update this posting. Know of delicious meat month specials or grocery finds not mentioned here? Share with us by commenting below!

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