Come support farms, farmers and food at "Farm Fresh North Carolina" events in Asheville this weekend, March 11 and 12. Farm Fresh North Carolina is the first statewide guidebook of its kind and takes readers on a lively tour of more than 425 farms, produce stands, farmers' markets, wineries, children-friendly pumpkin patches and corn mazes, pick-you-own orchards, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, agricultural festivals and more. All destinations are open to the public and have been personally vetted by travel writer Diane Daniel.
FRIDAY, March 11, at 7 p.m., Laurey's Café, 67 Biltmore Ave. Join farmers and fans at our Western launch party, compliments of the University of North Carolina Press. Food and drink provided (until they run out). Book sales hosted by Malaprops and there will be book signings by Diane Daniels.
SATURDAY, March 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Ave. Diane will be sitting, selling, and signing outside of Grove Park Inn's breakfast area, probably from 9 to 10:30. At the Blue Ridge Dining Room.
SATURDAY, March 12, 3 p.m., Malaprops Books, 55 Haywood St. Diane will be hosting the conversation "From Farm to Fork" with chef William Dissen of Market Place in Asheville and Missy Huger of Jake's Farm in Candler, followed by farm-fresh nibbles and book signing.