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ASAP was thrilled to be asked to attend and blog about the first 2013 WNC Chefs Challenge featuring two of our favorite Appalachian Grown partner restaurants: Tomato Jam Cafe and Sunny Point Cafe! Locally grown and produced ingredients made delicious appearances. In fact, the secret ingredient was North Carolina-grown… (keep reading to get in on the secret + get our full recap!)

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More veggies and vendors are keeping new winter markets feeling new! Last week, the Neighborhood Y at Woodfin Winter Tailgate Market welcomed Jake’s Farm, as well as eco-friendly cleaning product vendor Shecology (try their laundry soap nuts!). Jake’s Farm will bring their wide variety of produce to Asheville City Market (ACM) downtown beginning this Saturday as well. Speaking of veggies, expect lots of lettuce. At ACM last weekend, Kay Farm’s coolers overflowed with the leafy stuff.

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