CSA Season + Scenes from the Business of Farming Conference

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Local Food, Strong Farms, Healthy Communities
ASAP's Weekly Farmers Market Report - February 28, 2020 
Fresh at Farmers Markets 
radish carrots lettuce CSA
 
Shoulder season is setting in—no longer winter, not quite spring. While winter farmers markets continue to offer an impressive variety of produce, you may notice certain varieties begin to wane and some farmers may not be at market for a few weeks until new crops start coming in. This can be a good time to talk to farmers about what they expect to have over the coming weeks or what they’re most excited about bringing in this spring.
 
Apples are still plentiful at markets right now, along with carrots, turnips, and kohlrabi. Look for a wide variety of greens, including spinach, collards, swiss chard, kale, mustard, cabbage, and bok choy. Head lettuce, salad greens, and microgreens are abundant. In addition to produce, winter markets have plenty of staple goods like eggs, bread, cheese, mushrooms, meats, fish, ferments, pickles, baked goods, and more.
 
Today is also National CSA Day, which is a good reminder to think about signing up for a Community Supported Agriculture program. A CSA is similar to a subscription—you pay upfront or on a recurring basis to for a “share” of a farm’s harvest. Most of the CSA farms in our area have a pickup location at one of Asheville’s weekly farmers tailgate markets. If you’re already a dedicated market shopper, this can be a convenient way to get your produce as well as make a stronger commitment to a local farm
 
ASAP will offer a CSA Fair in Asheville on Thursday, March 12, from 3 to 6 p.m. at New Belgium Brewing to learn more about CSA opportunities in the area. The fair is set up like a farmers market and many of the participating farms will have produce or other farm goods available for sale. Meanwhile, several of the farms currently at winter markets offer CSAs, so you can get the conversation started now. These farms include Highgate Farm at River Arts District Winter Market and Fiddler’s Green Farm, Hickory Nut Gap FarmMighty Gnome Market Garden, and Ten Mile Farm at Asheville City Market–Winter. Learn more about CSAs at asapconnections.org.
Scenes from the
Business of Farming Conference
Scenes from the Business of Farming Conference
 
Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2020 Business of Farming Conference a sold-out success! We are so grateful for our sponsors, presenters, partner agencies, volunteers, and all the farmers who attended and contributed to the fantastic energy of inspiration of the day. Looking forward to seeing everyone again next year!
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ASAP's mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food. 
Upcoming Events
3/3
Understanding Loans, Credit, and Grant Opportunities for Small Farmers
 
3/5
Asheville City Budget: Funding Climate Change Priorities
 
3/6-3/8
27th Annual Organic Growers School Conference
 
3/7
Kids Gardening Program > Worms!
 
3/9
9th Annual Organic Gardening Series
 
3/11-3/12
Growing Color: Natural Dyes from Plants
 
3/12
Asheville CSA Fair

Haywood's Historic Farmers Market Vendor Kick-off Meeting and Potluck
 
3/26
High Country CSA Fair
 
View the full calendar of events.
ASAP on the Air
A summer CSA share
 
As the weather warms up and the sun shines through the clouds, it means the growing season is upon us, and farmers are starting to offer CSA memberships. On this week's Growing Local, hear how farmers plan their CSAs.
 
You can listen to all
Growing Local episodes on SoundCloudiTunes, or on ASAP's website.
Local Food & Farms in the News
Five Asheville chefs and restaurants were included among the national James Beard Award semifinalists. The Asheville Citizen-Times spoke with them.
 
WLOS stopped by ASAP's Business of Farming Conference on Saturday. 
 
The Laurel of Asheville previews the Organic Growers School spring conference, which takes place next week.
 
The Laurel also checked in with the Ponytail Ag Campaign, a North Carolina collaboration to highlight the contribution of women in agriculture.
 
The Mountain Xpress takes a look at truffle farming in WNC.
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