Slow Food Asheville is excited to announce our 2016 Heritage Food Project. This year we are highlighting the Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean, an heirloom memorializing the forced relocation of the Cherokee Indians in the mid-nineteenth century. We'd like you to join us in celebrating this bean by growing and learning about it. We are conducting a community-wide variety trial, and we ask you to share your experiences growing and using the bean. This fall we will invite you to a bean celebration, where we will share foods prepared with these beans.
The Heritage Food Project has partnered with local establishments across WNC to make free seed packets available for home gardeners and farmers -- anyone interested in growing food with us!
Packets contain approximately 50-70 seeds. Locations where you can find the Slow Food Asheville seed display include:
Buncombe County Cooperative Extension office at 49 Mt. Carmel Road, Asheville
OWL Bakery in West Asheville
River Arts District Farmers Market on Wednesdays 2-6pm
Hendersonville Community Co-Op
Mill Spring Ag Center in Polk County
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