Candy Roaster Rendezvous!
This event will close the 2018 annual heritage food project. This year the group chose the North Georgia Candy Roaster Squash as the heirloom variety to highlight for the year. The goal is to promote as many folks as possible to grow this squash in their garden, eat the squash in delicious dishes and save the seeds for the future. This year, Slow Food Asheville will be celebrating in a very Asheville way – with BEER. Slow Food Asheville and the team at Twin Leaf Brewery will collaborate to make a candy roaster beer. A potluck will take place alongside sipping of the fall candy roaster beer as well as sharing stories of gardening and saving seeds. We do hope you will join us for this one of a kind event.
When: Thursday, October 25
Address: Twin Leaf Brewery
144 Coxe Avenue, Asheville 28801
SQUASH DONATIONS FOR BEER:
If you received free seeds from Slow Food Asheville as a part of this year’s Heritage Food Project to grow North Georgia Candy Roaster squash and actually grew the plant then we would like to ask if you would consider donating one fruit to Twin Leaf Brewery for our Candy Roaster Rendezvous celebration where a squash beer will be offered.
Here’s where you can drop off this week no later than Friday, September 28!
- Twin Leaf Brewery at 144 Coxe Avenue on South slope in downtown Asheville. Hand over your squash to someone working at Twin Leaf and receive a coupon for a free beer the day of the event.
- OWL Bakery at 295 Haywood Road in West Asheville. Hand over your squash to someone working at OWL and receive a coupon for a free beer the day of the event.
- Noble Cider at 356 New Leicester Highway. Join us for the free Happy Hour event and bring your squash at the same time!
WNC Garlic Fest 2018
WNC Garlic Fest was founded by Sow True Seed of Asheville NC with the aim of bringing the awesome world of garlic to the awesome people of Western Northern Carolina. Join us for the 5th WNC Garlic Fest for a FREE* celebration of all things garlic! A family friendly farmers market feel with a crazy amount of garlic.
When: Saturday, October 6
Address: Sow True Seed
243 Haywood Street, Asheville 28801
Second Annual Seed Swap
Join us on September 6th from 5:00 to 6:30 in the Lipinsky Auditorium on the UNCA campus for our 2nd Annual Community Seed Swap! Please drop in anytime from 5:00 to 6:30 with seeds and stories to trade, and ask any of the seed savers on hand whatever seed and garden questions you might have! Seed saving equipment, demonstrations, and stories about old seed varieties will be happening throughout the event.
Seed saving is a culturally and ecologically important practice that requires much work and care. We want to honor the hard work of seed savers by being mindful and respectful of their craft. This is not an open seed giveaway. The event will be designed to allow for varying participation, including monetary donations in exchange for seeds as well as direct seed exchanges. There will be space for folks who want to bring their own seeds to swap and share.
When: Thursday, September 6
Address: UNCA: Lipinski Auditorium
Slow Food Asheville Happy Hours
Slow Food Asheville is proud to invite all foodies, slow food fans and neighbors to what we like to call, “Happy Hour.” This event was created to bring together a local chef with a local farmer. We pick their brains about who, what, why and how they successfully incorporate and make a living using slow food methods.
When: Thursday, September 27
Address: Noble Craft Hard Cider
356 New Leicester Hwy, Asheville, NC
When: Thursday, July 26
Address: Burial Beer
40 Collier Drive, Asheville, NC
The next Slow Food Asheville Happy Hour will take place on Thursday, June 28 at AUX Bar in downtown Asheville
Address: 68 North Lexington Avenue, Asheville, NC
Cost: Food will be provided by Slow Food Asheville. Drinks will be up to you to purchase.
When: Thursday, March 22
Address: Smoky Park Supper Club
350 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC