Spend an afternoon sampling unique culinary creations created by some of Asheville’s finest chefs using fresh local produce and exploring 10 Asheville urban gardens during Bountiful Cities’ Urban Garden Tour & Tasting event. From 1 to 5 p.m. on July 9, participants will tour the gardens to enjoy bites of delicious dishes and beverages created using seasonal produce. In an effort to raise awareness about food security and urban agriculture, Bountiful Cities brings together this collection of gardens to show off how much delicious food can be produced in Asheville. Participating gardens include Lucy S. Herring Elementary School Garden, Sunny Point Cafe Garden, Southside Community Farm, The People’s Plot Community Garden at West Asheville Park, Peace Gardens and Market at Bryant Street, 12 Baskets Cafe Garden, Dr. George Washington Carver Edible Park and East End Valley Street Community Gardens, Hall Fletcher Elementary School Garden, Elder and Sage Community Garden, and Bountiful Cities Pearson Garden. Educational activities, raffles, self-guided tours, and demonstrations will also take place at many of the garden stops. Ticket holders will be able to sample unique creations and confections from The Hop Ice Cream, Chai Pani, Sunny Point Cafe, Chef Steve Goff with Tastee Diner, Everyday Gourmet, West End Bakery, Sugar & Snow Gelato, Burial Beer’s Forestry Camp, Asheville Tea Company, Devil’s Foot Beverages and more. Ticket holders are invited to attend an after party hosted at Urban Orchard West for a complimentary beverage and pizza from Pizza Mind.
Registration is free to visit the gardens. To sample food and beverages at all 10 gardens, tickets are available at the early bird price of $25 until May 1. After May 1, the cost will increase to $40. Register or purchase tickets at bountifulcities.org.
To view map of the gardens, visit https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTc2MDAw
Guests are encouraged to walk, bike, or carpool if possible. Stay tuned for a cycling route provided by Asheville on Bikes.
“As we experience the effects of climate change, growing more localized food and transportation systems feels vitally important, and this event seeks to highlight ways participants can be involved in transforming these systems,” said Cathy Cleary with Bountiful Cities. “This event features collaboration between multiple businesses, nonprofits, organizations, and individuals. We’d like to thank each of the gardens for opening their doors to visitors, and all of our collaborators.”
Contact Cathy Cleary Cathy@BountifulCities.Org, 828-545-1295 for more information.