The Farm

The Farm
Dec 2022
Local nonprofit organizations to support this year

Aug 2022
A combination of indigenous land management techniques and innovative approaches to restoration offers partial answers to the challenges of a changing climate in Western North Carolina forests

Jun 2022
Get to know the local makers brewing up flavorful and good-for-you versions of kombucha

Mar 2022
WNC’s boomtown has mighty good neighbors—meet 10 nearby communities prized for their own style of livability

Aug 2021
A harrowing, Halloween-perfect tale from deep in Western North Carolina

Mar 2021
Utopian Seed Project tackles the climate crisis through crop diversity

Mar 2021
Organic Growers School digs into online instruction

Dec 2020
WNC’s resilient chefs and artisan food producers look on the bright side

Sep 2020
The scoop on where to order your turkey day pièce de résistance

Jun 2020
The Walnut Schoolhouse in Marshall gathers a community of bakers, new and expert, for hands-on learning in the rustic art of bread baking

Oct 2019
In a quest to hold onto his twins’ childhood innocence, a father attempts the most cheerful family intervention of all—complete with elves, trees, trimmings, and a glut of hot cocoa—in a funny and heartwarming adventure played out in the Rockwellian hamlet of Highlands.

Oct 2019
We asked chefs to spill the beans on their favorite local restaurants, bars, and purveyors, and the results offer a delicious insider’s guide to Asheville’s best eats and drinks

Aug 2019
25 fall foliage adventures that are big on color and light on crowds

Jun 2019
Here’s a look at the modern ways farming traditions are being passed down and the wealth of programs that are cultivating an exchange of knowledge, all of which is helping our farmers—especially those new to the game—grow and succeed.

Jun 2019
The American Pig’s Charles Lee raises the bar on artisan charcuterie

Jun 2019
Beat the heat with a hot (but not) summer snack: shishito peppers

Feb 2019
Asheville-based East Fork Pottery scales it up

Feb 2019
The French Broad combines multiple environments under one roof with French-influenced staples, a lengthy wine list, and original cocktails

Dec 2018
Master one of 2019’s biggest food trends with a vegan cooking class

Dec 2018
A local writer ruminates on her affection for the region

Oct 2018
With a local farm-to-table ethic, Chef William Dissen serves up sustainable food initiatives to global leaders

Oct 2018
Source your Thanksgiving turkey from area farms and markets

Aug 2018
Father-daughter luthiers Wayne and Jayne Henderson make exquisite handcrafted instruments that hit all the right notes

Jun 2018
Through social media, we asked our readers to name their favorite family businesses, and you delivered with deep-rooted recommendations. Here are five that rose to the top.

Jun 2018
Meet five exceptional dogs that lead the pack in Western North Carolina. These pups sniff out drugs, race through agility courses, model dog fashion, and guard farms like pros.

Feb 2018
For Veterans Healing Farm, cultivating community is job one

Oct 2017
Offering an artistic feast for the senses

Aug 2017
Homesteaders open their gates for a bountiful harvest supper club

Jun 2017
A new mobile website maps out farm-to-table adventures

Apr 2017
Dig into Ruth & Ranshaw’s seasonal pie that marries sweet and tart

Feb 2017
Unique farm to mug blends

Dec 2016
Around the world and back again with knitwear designer Christina Danaee

Dec 2016
The remarkable rise and fall of the Goat Gland King, Jackson County’s “Dr.” John Brinkley

Oct 2016
Embark on a tour of six distinct wine-producing regions in WNC, and find out why each of our vineyards and wineries can boast of unique and notable fruits of the vine.

Oct 2016
A father-daughter team in Ashe County stretches maple syrup making to its southernmost limits

Aug 2016
Heirloom fruit inspires chef Nicholas Figel’s fall culinary creations

Jun 2016
The new Farm Heritage Trail highlights North Buncombe’s scenic working landscape

Apr 2016
Chef Mike Ferrari brings culinary classes and getaways to a rustic Candler venue

Feb 2016
Green River Preserve’s KALE program offers a new approach to learning about agriculture

Oct 2015
Barkley’s Mill in Barnardsville revives the old-fashioned grits tradition