10 Local Foods You can Find at Asheville Grocery Stores Right Now

They say you are what you eat. So if you want to BE a local, you need to EAT like a local. That means choosing as many groceries as possible with a small footprint.  In our region, it’s easy to shop local within your favorite grocery store. From local beers and farm-fresh produce to herb-infused […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Places to Buy Locally Made Holiday Gifts?

Holiday shopping in Western North Carolina is at once the best experience and the worst. On the one hand, we have everything you could possibly want right here! From local produce and world-class cuisine to handmade art and amenities, the perfect holiday gift is literally right around the corner. But how can you possibly choose […]

Seasonal Businesses Thrive in Western North Carolina: The Land of Four Seasons

Much like this writer, when storm clouds climb up and over the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains, they lose a lot of their steam. One of the great benefits of our mountains is the steadiness of our weather patterns. Yes, the unique topography in Western North Carolina does create the risk for occasional floods. […]

7 Sweet Ways to Get Your Chocolate Fix in Waynesville, NC

Legend has it that chocolate was introduced to Europe on July 7, 1550. Whether accurate or apocryphal, there’s no denying that there’s something lucky about 7/7. Perhaps that’s why World Chocolate Day is celebrated on this date every year.  This year, we want to offer those local to Haywood County a lucky number of ways […]

How to Live Like a Foodie for a Day in Burnsville, NC

One of the ways we Live Abundantly in WNC is by having access to a year-round bounty of produce, dairy, and other farm products. And when fresh local produce makes it to local restaurants, something magical takes place.  Whether you consider yourself a foodie or you just enjoy food (who doesn’t?), delicious meal options are […]

Where are the Most Delicious BBQ Spots in Brevard, NC?

If you eat meat, we bet you’ve come to love the slow-cooked wonder that is mountain barbecue. Smoked all day over hardwoods, mountain ‘cue is tender, juicy, and full of natural flavors. Are you drooling yet? There are amazing BBQ joints all over Western North Carolina, and Brevard is no exception. Here are our top […]

5 Spots to Grab a Quick and Easy Meal in Waynesville

No matter what’s happening in the world, there’s always a lot to manage during the holiday season. You may be preparing to welcome guests to your home for the first time in a couple years. Or perhaps you’re trying to juggle the real-time changes to shipping schedules and rates as you prepare gifts for the […]