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Get Local 2013!

It’s a new year, and that means it’s time for a new Get Local schedule (and wall calendar)! Our 2013 campaign kicks off with potatoes in January, which are great storage crops. That means that although farmers have already harvested potatoes, including sweet potatoes, they can still sell them now directly or through distributors to area Appalachian Grown partner restaurants and grocers. Local potatoes can also be found at winter farmers markets. Keep reading for the full 2013 schedule.

Haven’t picked up your Get Local wall calendar yet? You’ll want to! New this year, the calendar highlights other seasonal foods available during the month alongside the featured product(s). The calendar also includes a handy seasonality chart for the refrigerator and QR codes with each month that offer suggested local food itineraries and guidance for eating locally and seasonally. The free calendars are available at many winter tailgate markets and our office at 306 West Haywood Street in Asheville.

2013 Get Local Featured Foods

January: Potatoes
February: Meats
March: Greens
April: Ramps
May: Cheese
June: Honey
July: Beans
August: Tomatoes
September: Mushrooms
October: Apples
November: Root vegetables
December: Winter squash

Stay tuned right here to fromhere.org and to asapconnections.org for details on special Get Local events throughout the year.

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