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Appalachian Grown Region

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Local Food Campaign talks about their recent trip out west—the far west of WNC, that is—to spread the ASAP gospel!

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Local Beans

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Local Food Campaign shares they’ve begun production of ASAP’s Wholesale Local Food Guide, our trade directory just for farmers and food buyers!

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LFG Process

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Local Food Campaign shares the process of creating our 2013 Local Food Guide, which hits stands next month!

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Veggies

…at one of our March CSA Fairs: in Boone on March 18 and in Asheville on March 21! Keep reading for a list of each fair’s participating farms.

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Our 10th annual Business of Farming Conference has come and gone, but we’ve still got at least one special conference ‘top 10’ list up our sleeve! This post-event recap shares 10+ ways (there are just too many!) attendees—and farmers and local foodies that couldn’t make it—can stay connected with ASAP throughout 2013.

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New Website

Each week, our programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our communications team talks about work that has been a long time coming: the redevelopment of ASAP’s main website, asapconnections.org! The old site was a great resource but needed an overhaul, so the team—spearheaded by our web coordinator—rolled up their sleeves and made it happen. Keep reading for an introduction and quick user guide.

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ASAP as a whole is certainly greater than the sum of our parts, aka programs. That being said, our parts are great when called out to stand alone, too. And that’s exactly what we’re doing with this year-end post and what we plan to do in 2013. That’s right, be on the lookout for a brand new category here at From Here: Program Post! But let’s not leave 2012 behind just yet…

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April is the only time of year for local ramps, members of the onion family found growing wild in forests and cultivated on forestland. So naturally, we’ll shine the light on the region’s beloved early-spring vegetable this month. Ramps are one of two new local forest products highlighted this year—mushrooms will be featured in June.

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