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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Local Food: Greater Asheville

We touched upon local food last week with respect "pick your own" organic farms in the region. This week let's delve into some other aspects of Asheville's vibrant local scene.

One of the most comprehensive resources we can find would be The 2009 Local Food Guide from The Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project.

The same organization is coordinating a Family Farm Tour on June 7 and 8 of this year, including 9 farms in our own Madison County. Full details are at the link.

Explore Asheville, a project of The Buncombe County Toruism Development Authority, has a website section known as The Foodtopian Society, and emphasizes as follows:
We believe that good food is sustainable food, with farm-to-table meals that feature seasonal ingredients from local fields.
From The Foodtopian page, readers can access options for growers, markets, dining, beer, and wine, of local origin.

From the same website, readers should not miss:
Local Flavors: Including links to organic food, regional specialties, farm to table restaurants and more.
Food Adventures: Including sidewalk cafes, gastro pubs, local breweries, free wine and beer tastings, and other local food resources.

This page from Sustainable Asheville lists as many local food groups and resources as one could imagine.

Not to be left out is The Asheville Food Blog, aka, She Who Eats.

We close with this piece from The Asheville Citizen Times, which surveys Asheville's place among great vegetarian cities:
The city was named the No. 1 Best Vegetarian-friendly Small City in the United States by a few years ago, based on its abundance of meat-free restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries and markets.
(ED Note: Citizen Times articles eventually disappear from their initial locations.)

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