Out of the Box: Community Supported Agriculture Challenge

Thursday, August 12, 2021, 5:30 PM-8:30 PM

Location: WNC Farmers Market | 570 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC 28806
$50 per person

 

Out of the Box: Community Supported Agriculture Challenge

Thursday, August 12, 2021, 5:30 PM-8:30 PM

WNC Farmers Market | 570 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC 28806

$50 per person

Event Style: Flights & Bites

This event will feature each Chef preparing 2-3 delicious bites for your enjoyment, as well as an array of beverage samples.

Community Supported Agriculture is a model of food exchange that asks eaters to buy a share in the risk of farming to support local food systems. The typical structure is a consumer outlay of cash at the beginning of a farmer's season in exchange for a weekly box of local food throughout the year. The model has been lauded, widely adopted, and successful in the farm to table movement, but it also faces wide criticisms related to access and feasibility as a true catalyst for good food. To explore this topic with flavor, Chow Chow joins with chefs and thought-leaders for a CSA challenge that showcases out-of-the-box thinking about CSAs, using various examples from a typical seasonal weekly CSA share. Participants will enjoy bites and beverages from the creations that each chef unboxes and transforms into both fresh and fermented flavors. Meanwhile, different takes on the popular CSA model will be shared, with discussion with Meghan Bosley - Mountain Food Products, Annie Louise Perkinson - Flying Cloud Farm, Ali Casparian -Bounty & Soul, Jenn White - Hickory Nut Gap Meats, and April Jones - Pinehurst Farmers Market. This event aims to be a true example of a community exchange-of good food, thought-provoking discussion, and our ultimate common ground. You will also be able to take a little WNC farm goodness home with you as you shop amongst the Farmers Market booths during the event.

Featured Chefs/Restaurants: AJ Gregson & Autumn Pittman - Black Bear BBQ, Jeremy Salig, Jay Medford - Storm Rhum Bar & DoughP Doughnuts, Mackensy Lunsford - Asheville Citizen-Times, Luis Martinez - El Gallo, Paul Cressend - Paulie Boy Enterprises

Event Sponsor: SEDERA

Venue Sponsor: WNC FARMERS MARKET

Event Style: Flights & Bites

This event will feature each Chef preparing 2-3 delicious bites for your enjoyment, as well as an array of beverage samples.

Community Supported Agriculture is a model of food exchange that asks eaters to buy a share in the risk of farming to support local food systems. The typical structure is a consumer outlay of cash at the beginning of a farmer's season in exchange for a weekly box of local food throughout the year. The model has been lauded, widely adopted, and successful in the farm to table movement, but it also faces wide criticisms related to access and feasibility as a true catalyst for good food. To explore this topic with flavor, Chow Chow joins with chefs and thought-leaders for a CSA challenge that showcases out-of-the-box thinking about CSAs, using various examples from a typical seasonal weekly CSA share. Participants will enjoy bites and beverages from the creations that each chef unboxes and transforms into both fresh and fermented flavors. Meanwhile, different takes on the popular CSA model will be shared, with discussion with Meghan Bosley - Mountain Food Products, Annie Louise Perkinson - Flying Cloud Farm, Ali Casparian -Bounty & Soul, Jenn White - Hickory Nut Gap Meats, and April Jones - Pinehurst Farmers Market. This event aims to be a true example of a community exchange-of good food, thought-provoking discussion, and our ultimate common ground. You will also be able to take a little WNC farm goodness home with you as you shop amongst the Farmers Market booths during the event.

Featured Chefs/Restaurants: AJ Gregson & Autumn Pittman - Black Bear BBQ, Jeremy Salig, Jay Medford - Storm Rhum Bar & DoughP Doughnuts, Mackensy Lunsford - Asheville Citizen-Times, Luis Martinez - El Gallo, Paul Cressend - Paulie Boy Enterprises

Event Sponsor: SEDERA

Venue Sponsor: WNC FARMERS MARKET

Paul Cressend, Jr.

Chef, Paulieboy Enterprises

AJ Gregson & Autumn Pittman

Owners, Mojo Food Truck & Catering, Black Bear BBQ

Mackensy Lunsford

Food Writer/Reporter, Asheville Citizen-Times

Luis Martinez

Executive Chef, El Gallo AVL

Jay Medford

Executive Chef/Owner, Storm Rhum Bar and DoughP Doughnuts

Jeremy Salig

Chef, Kindly Kitchen/No Evil Foods

Meghan Bosley

CSA Coordinator, Mountain Food Products

Allison "Ali" Casparian

Founder/Executive Director, Bounty & Soul

April Jones

Director, Pinehurst Farmers Market

Annie Louise Perkinson

Farmer/Manager, Flying Cloud Farm

Jennifer White

CSA Director, Hickory Nut Gap Meats

Bhramari Brewing Co

Blue Moon Water

Botanist & Barrel

Devil's Foot Beverage Company

Chris Faber

Owner, The Times Bar

Noble Cider

One World Brewing

Sutler's Spirit Co

Dixie Vodka

Glass Revolution Imports