Phase Two: Eating out ‘On Haywood’ Style

As pandemic restrictions loosen in North Carolina, restaurants are now able to open to dining again–but with restrictions. Notable are the needs to keep six feet social distancing between dining parties, and the further limitation of 50% capacity. This is a challenge for our restaurants, but not nothing is impossible! Here are a just a … Read more

Shop the unusual. West Asheville is online!

As we move into the first phases of the state and city loosening shelter-in-place restrictions it’s become clear that, unlike the shutdown it’s going to be a slower process. How we pursue once common activities–like shopping–is changing. Our spunky West Asheville stores have adapted, however, and in addition to many offering curbside services, you can … Read more

April 21st: Virtual Celebrating and Connecting thru Fungi (in Honor of Earth Day)

Perfect for those who are invested in keeping Asheville weird, amazing, and down to earth during the pandemic, our local indie Grail MovieHouse is featuring the magic of mushrooms and the mycelium network that thrives beneath our feet: Fantastic Fungi is available for streaming for via their Sofa Cinema series. As the 50th anniversary of … Read more

Can’t Get A Grocery Delivery or Pickup Time?

no delivery times available from instacart

As Buncombe County’s ‘Stay Home’ order is indefinitely extended and more people are turning to grocery delivery and pickup as they try to isolate themselves, it is becoming increasingly difficult to secure either type of slots from traditional services such as Instacart or the bigger chain stores. Before you panic, though, take a deep breath–and … Read more

CSAs, Markets and Farm Stands as an Alternative for Fresh Produce

wnc farmers market produce on shelves march 30 2020

Looking for ways to limit exposure while still obtaining fresh produce, today we are focusing on the abundance of locally-farmed produce and how you can support our local farmers by shopping at the ASAP Farmers Market, signing up for a CSA to receive regular boxes of seasonal variety produce or take advantage of farm stands.

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Online Reading Resources

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Your library card can open a world of resources to access from your computer, smart phone, tablet, or e-reader while staying safe at home. We’ve compiled a list of links to get your started down the digital reading road through the Buncombe County Library system and beyond. Check back for updates as more resources become available.

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