Archive for the 'local food' Category

Sep 30 2014

Local Soda in WNC!

The WNC local food scene continues to grow and it now includes a delicious local soda company called the Waynesville Soda Jerks. This soda makes a nice alternative to the beer scene for many people and now they can have it hand crafted from fruit and other ingredients from local farmers. Some of the flavors […]

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Sep 24 2014

Farm Fresh Nutrition

The Essential Guide to Local Food and Health is Here! Eight years ago, I moved to Asheville, NC and as a nutritionist, I began to make local food connections in Western North Carolina. I began volunteering and working on projects with Appalachian Sustainable Agricultural Project and I created a series of local food classes at […]

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Sep 21 2014

Squash Season Means Healthy Season

I wanted to share a few pictures of the squash available at Flying Cloud Farm http://www.flyingcloudfarm.net/ and some other varieties that I picked up from Mountain Harvest Organics http://www.mountainharvestorganic.com/index.html The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting cooler and now there is an abundance of fall squash at the farmers markets and there are […]

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Aug 20 2014

Great Food Fermentations

I am sort of new to fermenting foods but my husband has been making beer and sourdough bread for about 25 years. He even made tempeh, which is a tasty protein alternative made with fermented soy beans. I have been a long time fan of Sandor Katz and have explored his book ” Wild Fermentations” […]

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Jul 09 2014

Local Food Menu and Farm Tour Fun

We had a wonderful time at our garden party and farm tour at First Blossom Farm with Veronica and Garrett! I have been delayed sharing our menu and update you on the event. Veronica took everyone on a tour of the farm which looked absolutely beautiful in the early evening before the sun went down. […]

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Jun 17 2014

Recipe at West Asheville Tailgate Market Using Local Honey

I had the opportunity to do a food demo at the West Asheville Tailgate Market. My tent was next to the bee keepers who educated us on bees. They showed us a sample bee hive and other important equipment for bee keepers. Asheville has been the first designated city honored with the title “Bee City […]

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Mar 12 2014

Connecting with Local Food and Your Health

March is National Nutrition Month and today is Registered Dietitian’s Day! Tomorrow I will be doing a food demo using foods local ingredients from farmers at the ASAP Annual CSA Fair on March 13 from 3-6 at the Jubilee Community on 46 Wall Street http://asapconnections.org/events/csa-fair/. I will be making a kale salad from local ingredients […]

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Jan 13 2014

Happy New Year: Find Your Inspiration!

2014, hit the ground running! In January, do you like to start off with a clean slate or at least get back from where you left off from the holidays? Many of us set New Year’s resolutions which include health goals to lose weight, lower blood pressure, manage blood sugar or just plain eat better […]

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Nov 20 2013

Health Concepts Holiday Challenge Week One

I can’t believe that next week is already Thanksgiving! Now is the time to plan ahead to make our menus and start our shopping or decide where we are going to eat. Thinking ahead about what you are going to eat and how big a portion you will eat can be a great strategy to […]

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Oct 30 2013

Eating Local at the Apple Orchard

I took some time off from writing the past few weeks but I wanted to share with you the wonderful time that I had at Justus Orchard when I volunteered with ASAP’s annual farm tour. This beautiful place is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains just outside of Hendersonville. Once you get there, be prepared […]

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