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Stock Photography for Chow Chow

Insider's Guide to Chow Chow Festival 2019

The inaugural Chow Chow Asheville, a culinary festival and celebration of the region’s creative makers, kicks off September 12-15 in the heart of the city’s downtown Pack Square. Situated in Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Asheville’s culinary scene reflects the diversity of modern Appalachia. Chow chow -- a traditional mountain condiment made with a piquant blend of

Montford Farmers Market

Where to Find Farmers Markets and Local Harvest in Asheville, N.C.

An Emphasis on Fresh, Local Products from Area Farms Nearly 100 tailgate markets can be found in the Southern Appalachians and a whopping 20 of them are located in the greater Asheville area. Shop at one of these many markets and odds are you'll be shopping alongside chefs from the best Asheville restaurants. Eateries like Tupelo Honey Cafe, Sovereign Remedies and The Market Place are only a

WNC Cheese Trail

Pick Your Own Produce at a U-Pick Farm in Asheville

Pick Your Own Produce What could be better than standing in the late spring or summer sunshine, the wind brushing your face as you hold the ripest, juiciest strawberry you’ve ever seen in your hands? This simple pleasure can be had at several U-Pick farms where you can pick your own fresh, juicy produce. Vacation cuisine can be about more than just ordering at a restaurant. All around

Fall Cheese Board

Appalachian Food Legacies and Mountain Harvest

From hand-tied fishing lures to moonshine lore, Appalachia embodies a colorful culture all its own The Blue Ridge Mountains, the spine of southernmost Appalachia, are gently rolling as ranges go. Some of the oldest mountains in the world, the Blue Ridge and its famous scenic parkway are a source of much of the region's beauty, character—and even cuisine. Though the autumn trees are best

Alan Muskat - No Taste Like Home

Wild Food Foraging Adventures in Asheville

Explore the local “find dining” scene Ask local chefs and mixologists about the inspiration for their signature dishes and drinks, and they will tell stories about searching for patches of chickweed, chanterelles, sassafras, violets and dandelions in the forests and parks. The bounty of wild edibles has led chefs out of the kitchen and into nature to forage for fresh, local

Ski Lesson at Cataloochee Ski Area

12 Family-Friendly Ways to Enjoy Winter in Asheville

There’s plenty to do for the whole crew, indoors or out Avoid the crowds that come with fall, spring and summer, and enjoy Asheville with your family at the coolest time of the year. Games and Interactive Museums With more than 30 pinball machines and over a dozen classic video games in the “Arcave,” there’s enough nostalgic button pushing at the Asheville Pinball

National Gingerbread Competition

National Gingerbread House Competition at The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C.

The Entries in the National Gingerbread House Competition Will Go On Virtual Display This Year in Asheville For the Holidays. 2020-2021 National Gingerbread House Competition Viewing: Virtually, throughout the holiday season The National Gingerbread House Competition is a favorite Asheville holiday tradition that has taken place for nearly 30 years. See the nation's most creative and

Bee in Fairview

Asheville, N.C. is Bee City USA

Honey Bees Make Life Sweeter in the Mountains Asheville goes by many names, including Land of the Sky, Paris of the South, Beer City USA, and also Bee City USA. That's right—Bee City, as in honey bees. Honeybee (apis mellifera) by Eran Finkle (Flickr/finklez) The city became the inaugural Bee City USA in 2012, officially designating the community as one of the first in the nation to

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