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Look for lettuces this weekend at area winter farmers markets! Jake’s Farm hopes to bring the crunchy salad necessity with them Saturday to Asheville City Market (ACM) downtown and the Neighborhood Y at Woodfin Winter Tailgate Market. They also expect to bring bok choy, and they’ve even begun talking broccoli, which should be available in the coming weeks. Kay Farm offered up lotsa lettuce last Saturday at ACM, so get it again this weekend while the getting’s good.

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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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By Alex Alesi, fall communications intern

During ASAP’s Farm Tour this weekend, you’ll have the chance to learn from and explore more than 30 family-owned farms spread throughout Western North Carolina. Many of these farms are longstanding tour participants and will be familiar to those of you who attended last year and in other years past. More than a dozen, however, will make their Farm Tour debuts in 2012.

Today, meet Janet Marrs and Lori Shields, owners of a small farm near Asheville’s River Arts District.

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By Alex Alesi, fall communications intern

When ASAP’s Farm Tour kicks off next month, you’ll have the chance to learn from and explore more than 30 family-owned farms spread throughout Western North Carolina. Many of these farms are longstanding tour participants and will be familiar to those of you who attended last year and in other years past. More than a dozen, however, will make their Farm Tour debuts in 2012.

Today, discover one such newcomer, a diverse farm in the mountains around Barnardsville: Razor Mountain!

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Hooray! Hooray! Asheville is the first Bee City USA! ASAP and Asheville City Market are excited to host a Bee City Celebration marking the designation this Saturday, August 18. Click the link for event details, and keep reading for a special guest post from Phyllis Stiles; she shares just what the declaration means and what moved her and community members to push for the recognition.

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