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ASAP 8th Annual Community Supported Agriculture Fair
March 15 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Relatively soon, Western North Carolina farmers will start picking spring vegetables to sell at farmers tailgate markets and to pack boxes for their CSA—or Community Supported Agriculture—farm share subscribers. To help the community learn more about CSAs, ASAP is hosting their Eighth CSA Fair, an annual family-friendly event is free and provides an opportunity to meet area farmers, browse farmers’ CSA programs and products, and sign up.
Family farms offering traditional CSAs is a chance for community members to support a farm at the beginning of the season and receive a box of fresh produce, meats, or flowers from their farm on a regular basis through the growing season. Many farms feature half and full size shares to accommodate different size households, and offer convenient add-on options such as farm fresh eggs. Many farms also offer opportunities for CSA members to connect in person with the farm, either through on-farm CSA pick-up, farm tours, member work days, or end of season celebrations.
15 Appalachian Grown™ certified CSA providers are slated to attend the fair. ASAP’s Appalachian Grown certification program identifies local food from family farms in the Southern Appalachians. All of the participating farms in the CSA Fair have pickup locations in Buncombe County.
A Way of Life Farm (Bostic)
Betsy’s Farm (Candler)
Blue Meadow Farms (Hendersonville)
Edmundson Produce Farm (Hendersonville)
Flying Cloud Farm (Fairview)
Full Sun Farm (Leicester)
Hickory Nut Gap Farm (Fairview)
Highgate Farm (Marshall)
Intentional Swine (Asheville)
Long Valley Eco-Biotic Farm (Marshall)
Olivette Farm (Alexander)
Reeves Home Place Farm (Leicester)
Stonecrop Garden (Marshall)
Terra Lingua Growers (Etowah)
Wildwood Herbal (Weaverville)