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new potatoes and summer squash

Freshly dug new potatoes in red, yellow, and purple are here! You really don’t need to do much to enjoy these. They are delicious on their own, salt-boiled or roasted with olive oil. But new potatoes also work well in simple salads that celebrate some of the best summer produce at markets now, including green beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, and more. Look for new potatoes from Full Sun Farm and Gaining Ground Farm at North Asheville and River Arts District markets; Sleight Family Farm at West and North Asheville markets; Root Bottom Farm at West Asheville Tailgate Market; Smallholding Farm at Weaverville and East Asheville markets; and Ten Mile Farm at ASAP Farmers Market.

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Sunburst’s Second Summer Solstice Soiree for ASAP is fast approaching – June 21, to be precise! Sunburst Trout Farms is graciously hosting the dinner as a benefit for ASAP. Tickets are going fast, so BUY YOURS NOW to enjoy dishes sure to be talked about for some time to come! Read the rest of this entry »

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We’re coming right up to June 21 – the date for Sunburst’s Second Summer Solstice Soiree for ASAP!

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An interesting week at area farmers tailgate market as market vendors and shoppers were bundled up for our annual “blackberry winter,” referring to a cold snap that often occurs in late spring when the blackberries are in bloom.

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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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Chefs Challenge Finale

ASAP was thrilled to be asked to attend and blog about the FRS Chefs Challenge Finale at the Asheville Wine & Food Festival, especially because the secret ingredient was local, Appalachian Grown

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Trout Dish

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our development team shares about an exciting fundraiser cooked up by Sunburst Trout Farms and interviews Sunburst’s owner, Sally Eason, about all that’s in store! Tickets for this event have sold out.

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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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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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February Get Local Calendar

We love hearing (and tasting!) how area Appalachian Grown partner restaurants embrace our Get Local campaign. This month, many of them are going whole hog when it comes to the feature foods: local meats, including trout! Get ready for your mouth to water.

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