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Steve and Terry King of King Harvest FarmASAP likes to share the stories of people who help us fulfill our mission. This month, we talk with Terry King, who owns King Harvest Farm with her husband, Steve. King Harvest Farm sells all natural, chemical free vegetables and herbs at Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market in Waynesville, which opens for the season on April 20. Read the rest of this entry »

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Julie MonteneaASAP likes to share the stories of people who help us fulfill our mission. This month, we talk with ASAP volunteer Julie Montenea about why she loves her CSA. 

Q: You’ve participated in three different CSAs. Did you receive produce or other farm goods?

I received produce from all three CSAs, but from two farms I could also get eggs and meat, separate from the regular CSA box. I didn’t eat meat for many years and still never eat commercially raised animals. But I now eat some meat and poultry from local farms that I’ve visited and seen how the animals are raised. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tracy CottonASAP likes to share the stories of people who help us fulfill our mission. This month, we talk with Tracy Cotton, a farm and small business account executive for Morrow Insurance Agency in Marion, NC. In addition to speaking at the Business of Farming Conference, Tracy is a dedicated ASAP volunteer!

Q: How are you involved with ASAP and local food and farms? 
I began volunteering with ASAP in 2016. I am a Farm to Fork Insurance Agent in WNC so I am connected to the community by occupation, but also by passion. I chose to focus on farms, food manufacturing, craft beverage, restaurants, and food retailers because I love being part of protecting and connecting. Personally, I grew up in middle Tennessee with farming cousins and enjoyed many weekends helping out (or at least enjoyed the freedom of walking their many acres of pasture).

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Round Mountain Creamery Goats

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our development department heard from Carrie Keller, a local food lover and ASAP supporter. She shared with us her memories of last year’s Farm Tour and her excitement about the 2013 event. After you read her tour story, we hope you’ll share yours—whether of a past experience or what you’re most looking forward to this weekend!

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