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Sunburst Trout

This Thursday, May 16, is your chance to dine for Growing Minds—and to walk into a restaurant and say, “I’ll see the all-local Appalachian Grown™ menu, please!” It’s the fifth year Peter Pollay has hosted the fundraiser at his eatery, Posana Cafe, which is also celebrating its fourth anniversary. We caught up with Peter to ask him about the tradition and to see if he’d spill the beans about the dishes he has planned…

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…to area Appalachian Grown™ partner tailgates and restaurants this May!

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Local Menu

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our development team explains how vital community partners are to ASAP and talks about an exciting (and sure-to-be delicious!) fundraiser coming up on May 16 at Posana Cafe.

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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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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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