Leah Greden Mathews is professor of Economics at UNC Asheville. She researches food systems with a special interest in elements that are typically not priced but are inherently valuable such as social capital, cultural heritage, and scenic quality.
Over 20 immersive signature events are featured throughout the weekend! Tours, dinners, parties, foraging and more await.
This inspired, friendly and free-spirited food scene tucked in the mountains of Appalachia has been called “Foodtopia,” but the locals just call it home. Plan your trip now.
Access to affordable and healthy food and reducing food waste are important initiatives of the signature event’s charitable giving goals.