Explore the Farm-to-Table Movement in Asheville and Hendersonville, NC

Even though we live here, we have to admit we are continuously amazed at the abundant resources found here, and especially how great the people are. To highlight both, we explored the exciting farm-to-table movement in our region. From Posana Cafe in downtown Asheville to a farmers market and a farm in Henderson County, we […]

Cheese the Day on the WNC Cheese Trail!

Travel outside the cities of Western North Carolina and you’ll find picturesque, rural areas that are home to many small farms. More than a dozen locally owned farms and shops make up the WNC Cheese Trail. Their dedication to local cheesemaking preserves the authentic rural lifestyle that draws so many to the area. Here, local […]

Neo Burrito has Sustainability Practices All Wrapped Up

It’s about sustainability, delicious sustainability. “Food is what brings people together. It should always be celebrated and made special through delicious food and impeccable customer service. I want customers to not only feel at home in a pleasant atmosphere, but also know that they are contributing to the betterment of the environment,” said Walter Godfrey. […]

What is Urban Homesteading and What am I Allowed to do in Asheville?

What was once a quintessential Western North Carolina lifestyle out of necessity is now a modern lifestyle out of choice. The growing homesteading community is shunning thoughtless consumerism and resource use for a new—or, rather, old—tradition: one of self-sufficiency and measured land use. Even if you’re not a capital-H “homesteader,” you may be practicing one […]

Seasonal Businesses Thrive in WNC: The Land of Four Seasons

If you’re looking for steady fix-and-flip investment opportunities, your money is better spent in tornado alley or along the Gulf Coast. Western North Carolina isn’t known for its unpredictable weather. Sure, we have the occasional 100-year flood. Any area with our unique topography is prone to some weather-related issues. But in general, we’re content to […]