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A variety of vegetables offered at an indoor farmers market.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Spring has officially started, and that means outdoor farmers tailgate markets can’t be far off! Most area markets start their season during the months of April and May.

Participants and employers at a jobs fair.

North Carolina’s February Employment Figures Released

The state’s seasonally adjusted February unemployment rate was 3.9 percent, increasing 0.1 of a percentage point from January’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 3.8 percent.

Cars traveling down Haywood Road.

Haywood Road Clean Up Day on March 31

Help kick off Earth Month with Asheville GreenWorks and WNC For the Planet for the first Haywood Road Clean Up Day of the year on Sunday, March 31!

A blue-lit stage with actors during Mamma Mia at Flat Rock Playhouse.

Leiman Mainstage Improvements at Flat Rock Playhouse

The Flat Rock Playhouse audience will enjoy a historic season this year thanks to significant theatre upgrades to the Leiman Mainstage. Upgrades include brand new seating, floor lighting, new carpet, and a state-of-the-art hearing loop.

An illustration of Earth from outer space.

Area Nonprofits Join Forces for Earth Month

Local nonprofit organizations, universities, and businesses have teamed up to celebrate Earth Month this year through a collective effort named WNC for the Planet.

Sweet potatoes in a basket.

What’s in Season in North Carolina?

Asparagus, collards, greens, herbs, lettuce, mushrooms, peanuts, radishes, snow pea tips, spinach, and sweet potatoes are currently in season in North Carolina.

A yellow-hued face jug created by artist Kim Ellington.

The 7th Annual Face Jug Show Opens Thursday, Apr. 4

The human face is capable of displaying an astonishing array of emotions. Curiosity is what many of the uninitiated express when first seeing a southern face jug, a tradition that has many beginnings.

A sign on the side of a truck which reads 'free tree giveaway.'

Asheville Tree Giveaway on Saturday, March 30

Join Asheville GreenWorks and Duke Energy for the first annual Asheville Tree Giveaway on Saturday, March 30 at First Baptist Church from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.