Farm Burger without the Burger
Updated: Tuesday, November 5 2013, 07:57 AM EST
A big feast later this week will help support local farmers. Executive Chef of Farm Burger, Chad Campbell, stopped by to tell us about the big feast, called Farm Burger without the Burger.
It's an Appalachian Fall Feast to benefit Appalachian Sustainability Agriculture Project (A.S.A.P.), which works to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supports, and build healthy communities through connections to local food. It's on Thursday, November 7th at 7:30 p.m. The dinner will be a 6-course meal including items such as buttermilk biscuits, crispy pasture raised chicken livers, cured Sunburst Trout, mustard greens, pork cheeks, cracklins, pureed turnips and Mamaw's Apple Stack Cake. For this special event, Farm Burger has done away with the lines and gussied up the place with candles, local beers and boutique wines, and live music from the Southern Folk Preservation Society All Stars.
Tickets are $39 and proceeds go to support A.S.A.P. Reservations are Required, so call 828-348-8540 to reserve your spot. Farm Burger is located at 10 Patton Avenue in Asheville.
Farm Burger is based in Georgia, and the Asheville outpost is their fourth restaurant. They're committed to working directly with farmers and to using grassfed beef in the burgers at all of their locations. A good portion of their beef comes from farms in Georgia, but they're also buying beef, pork, and more from Hickory Nut Gap Farm for their Asheville location. They're buying local farm products from Farside Farms, Sunny Creek Farm, Looking Glass Creamery, Haw Creek Honey, Smiling Hara Tempeh, and others, too.
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