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An all-local Thanksgiving dinner is a lofty goal, but probably impractical (and could add some additional stress to the holiday for sure). Some traditional ingredients, like green beans or corn, have passed their peak harvest season here in Western North Carolina, so if you didn’t freeze some back in September, you might be out of luck now. And you’ll be hard-pressed to find local cranberries or pecans. But there are ways to feature something local in each dish, if you’re up for the challenge!
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This recipe comes from Molly Nicholie, Local Food Campaign Director (who got it from Charlie Jackson, Executive Director).

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cilantro

This Thanksgiving recipe comes from Amy Marion in ASAP’s Local Food Research Center. Read the rest of this entry »

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sweet potatoes

This Thanksgiving recipe comes from Amy Marion in ASAP’s Local Food Research Center.

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This Thanksgiving recipe comes from Events Coordinator Amy DeCamp.

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corn from McConnell Farms

This Thanksgiving recipe comes from Emily Jackson, Development Director and Program Director for Growing Minds Farm to School

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celery

This Thanksgiving recipe comes from Communications Coordinator Sarah Hart. Celery is an integral but bit player in many Thanksgiving dishes (stuffing, stock), but this recipe lets the vegetable shine on its own. 

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The classic apple pie recipe below comes from Amy Marion in ASAP’s Local Food Research Center.

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The themes of food and family are strong for many as we enter the last months of the year and holiday celebrations. In November we normally highlight our Thanksgiving for Farmers lesson plan. It is one of our favorites as it is a great reminder to give thanks to those who grow our food.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Are you looking for a fresh, Appalachian Grown™ turkey for your Thanksgiving table? Local farms and businesses are taking orders! Find out how to pre-order your bird, plus how the turkeys were raised, price per pound, and much more.

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