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.
Learn more about the vision and values that guide Chow Chow's work to celebrate and enrich the foodways of Southern Appalachia.