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ASAP’s spring communications intern, Casey Toth, is at it again! She has created another great video. This time, she combined still images with video interviews to tell the story of local food in Western North Carolina and the Southern Appalachians—particularly in Asheville—as she’s experienced the movement so far through her internship. The interviews feature folks behind artisan food products and Appalachian Grown partner restaurants, including Green River Picklers, HomeGrown, and Posana Cafe. If you see her out snapping photos or filming at spring tailgate markets, be sure to say hello, comment, and, of course, smile!

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ASAP was thrilled to be asked to attend and blog about another 2013 WNC Chefs Challenge, especially because the May 19 challenge secret ingredient was grown by New Sprout Organic Farms of Asheville! Keep reading to learn what chefs Cary Shackelford of Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community and Greg Kilpatrick of Appalachian Grown partner restaurant HomeGrown created during battle sweet potato…

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Think apples are the last hurrah when it comes to local farm-fresh produce before wintertime? Think again! Right now, farmers are digging up root vegetables, and lots of them—from beets to carrots and radishes to turnips. While also available at other times during the year, roots reach their full flavor potential in the fall.

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We’re excited to introduce another guest post from Marielle Angell, a PR intern at Blue Ridge Biofuels, or BRB (she’s also a farm intern at J-Bee Farm). Today, she tells the sustainability story of Hickory Nut Gap Farm! Click here for the first post in this series.

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