Asheville, NC, USA
Visit local farmsThere are many reasons to buy local, but the best reason is the flavor of fresh meats, cheese and veggies. Asheville is home to over 18 local markets (source - 50 fun things to do in Asheville in North Carolina infographic by Fisher Stark), all of these are selling fresh products.
Ashley Farms - is a regional provider of the finest poultry in the country. They focus on the health of their birds. You can enjoy your chicken sandwich with confidence that you are eating non - GMO or antibiotic - infused fowl.
Leaning Willow Farm - is a goldmine of greens for Asheville restaurants. Broccoli, collards, kale, elephant garlic and watermelon are their green treasure.
New River Growers - sells local free - range eggs with radiant yolks the colors of the sun. They also support 30 farms and purchases their antibiotic - hormone free pork as well as veggies.
Yellow Branch Farm - Pesticides, chemicals or what about growth hormones? You won’t find any of it here. Their cheese is buttery and pure with a rich flavor from pasture - raised cow’s milk.
Hickory Nut Gap - knows how to turn up the flavor. They use taters and sweet onions to serve with fried eggs.