3 Craft Breweries at the Heart of the “Farm to Keg” Movement in WNC

Western North Carolina has 60+ craft breweries, the vast majority of which are homegrown. With several dozen breweries all its own, Asheville has become the epicenter for our still burgeoning beverage movement. But regardless of their locale, every beer maker in our region is experimenting with far-reaching styles, local ingredients, and their own unique flair. […]

7 Reasons You will Love Your Local Farmers Market

Now that spring is here, local farmers and tailgate markets are opening all across Western North Carolina. Each farmers market is different. But at every one, shoppers can meet the farmers and put a face to the growers of the food they eat. Visiting the markets can also be an inexpensive and fun family outing. […]

Fairview, NC: Discover Your Own Edible Adventure!

Located halfway between Asheville and Chimney Rock, the community of Fairview was settled in the late 18th century and called Cane Creek until the early 1800s. Today, Fairview is home to an estimated 3,000 people. For several hundred years, people have been attracted to Fairview’s rolling land and mountain views. With space to roam and […]

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 […]

Agents Answer: Where’s the Best Place for Pumpkin Picking in WNC?

When it comes to buying a pumpkin for Halloween, it’s easy enough to grab one in the produce section of your local grocery store. But finding the perfect table centerpiece or jack-o-lantern pumpkin for your yard isn’t about what’s easy. Folks who know pumpkins know that there’s two main sources for quality, locally grown gourds: […]

October “Thank Local” LoLo Gifts: Enjoy Experiences for Your Family and Pets

ENJOY LOCAL GIFTS FROM HICKORY NUT GAP FARM, WAG! A UNIQUE PET BOUTIQUE, & SMOKY MOUNTAIN DOG BAKERY Asheville: $10 Certificate to Hickory Nut Gap Farm Enjoy a $10 gift certificate to the Hickory Nut Gap Farm Deli and Farm Store. Have you visited Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview? This family-owned farm is truly […]

3 Free Farm Stand Tours Guaranteed to be Fun for Foodies of All Ages [Interactive Maps]

An abundance of local food and artisan goods is one of the many reasons why people choose to live in our slice of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A long growing season and mild winters provide bountiful harvests of produce, dairy, and other farm products for people across Western North Carolina. Our farmers are our neighbors, […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Farmers Markets in WNC?

If the winds outside this week have been any indication, this March has certainly come in like a lion. But while many of us are tucked cozily inside, distanced from the roar of the wind, there are many across Western North Carolina who have spent their days in the elements, preparing for the season to […]