Who's your farmer? Event helps connect you to your food

Olivette Farm is participating in the CSA Program. Meet these local farmers at the 7th annual CSA Fair from 3-6pm on Thursday, March 16th at Jubilee! (46 Wall Street), in downtown Asheville. (Photo Credit: WLOS Staff).

Asheville, NC – On Thursday, a free event in Asheville provides a convenient way to get local food products, while connecting you with the farmers who grow it.

Fifteen area farms are participating in the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program. It’s an initiative through the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) in Asheville. You can subscribe to receive a weekly box of fresh, locally grown produce or meat throughout the growing season.

Participating farms are listed below. You can also click here to read more about what each farm offers as part of their CSA.

  • A Way of Life Farm
  • Aardvark Farm
  • Blue Meadow Farms
  • Flying Cloud Farm
  • Full Sun Farm
  • Hickory Nut Gap Farm
  • Highgate Farm
  • Ivy Creek Family Farm
  • Lady Luck Flower Farm
  • Long Valley Eco-Biotic Farm
  • Olivette Farm
  • Patchwork Urban Farms
  • Root Bottom Farm
  • Rooted Earth Farm and Garden
  • Wendy Town Farms

On News 13 This Morning, Lauren Brigman introduces viewers to three of the participating farms and talks with ASAP representative, Robin Lenner, about how the program works.

One of the participating farms, A Way of Life Farm in Rutherford County, also provides ideas for preparing your items. “Along with the vegetables, you get information about what's in the bag, how to prepare it, storage tips, recipes,” says farmer Sara Jane Davis. “It really provides a framework for healthy eating for your family," adds Davis.

The 7th annual CSA Fair is from 3-6pm on Thursday, March 16th at Jubilee! (46 Wall Street), in downtown Asheville.

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