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Dig Local Update 7/10/20 -The Grey Eagle Adapts, Asheville Strong, Local Events, New AVL Tunes on Spotify, Food Connection and more

The Grey Eagle Adapts
Check out the latest #digAVL Video 

A series on how local businesses are adjusting to the COVID-19 crisis

Are you missing live shows as much as we are? Russ Keith of The Grey Eagle checks in with us to let us know just how they are adjusting to social distancing measures to keep concert-goers safe and keep musicians on the stage!
While we've all had to adjust to the "new normal" (whatever that is), our local business owners and managers each have their own story to tell about how they've been affected and what they are doing during these unprecedented times. Dig Local is proud to partner with our friend, Ann Smith, at Leap Frog Tours to interview some of the folks who make Asheville, Asheville.
Celine and Company Catering is back with another week of their pop up restaurant, The Hideaway "On Broadway". The menu for this week features mouth-watering Grilled North Carolina Oysters and Spice-Rubbed Bison Tenderloin Medallions. Don't forget about the fantastic live music on Friday and Saturday nights. You don't want to miss this!
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 Featured Events 

Lawn Concert with Sarah Peacock and Christie Lenée

Join Isis Music Hall this Saturday, July 11th for a socially distanced lawn concert! Reservations are encouraged and masks are required. Their same delicious food will be back on the menu in a more limited selection until they can get things up and running steadily again. 
Please call with any other questions or to reserve a table at (828) 575-2737!

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project 
Farmers Market

The ASAP Farmers Market is designed to protect shoppers and vendors by maintaining social distances and mitigating potential virus transmission points. Find out more at asapconnections.org/find-local-food/farmers-markets/asap-farmers-market.

The market is located in A-B Tech parking lot A-13, adjacent to the A-B Tech/Mission Health Conference Center (16 Fernihurst Dr.). Enter the market via Fernihurst Dr. off Victoria Rd., following campus signs to the conference center.

Market staff will control the number of shoppers in the market area at one time. Please follow signs and staff directions to queue inside your vehicle until instructed to park and move into the market.

Dates and Hours
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, until further notice.

 Food Connection 

Last night: Food Connection Gets
Hot Chicken Burritos to Families in Need!

We all know many families have taken a hard hit during COVID-19 and so have many local businesses. Last night Food Connection supported locally-owned Taco Jalisco by purchasing 120 chicken burritos for the families living in Helpmate's shelter, as well as for families in need in two different neighborhoods in Swannanoa. This was made possible by donations from the Community Foundation of WNC and donations from the general public on
Food Connection's website. Supporting local restaurants AND families...
YOU can help keep this going!


 Dig Local Playlist on Spotify 

Five Songs Added Just in Time for the Weekend

One of the five new songs added this week is
"The Hour Was Late" by Tin Roof Echo.

Tin Roof Echo, the recording moniker for Asheville, NC based musician, Joe Hooten, has evolved from its humble beginnings as a bedroom-folk project to the solo performing artist that he is today. Hooten has independently recorded and released five DIY albums, four full-length and one EP of original music.” 

Listen to his song The Hour Was Late on our playlist.

Other songs we’ve added this week are:

 Check out our playlist on Spotify
and tell us which local artist or band you dig the most

 Asheville Strong 

Check out this awesome video that was just released by our friends at Asheville Strong! This is more handy work by the folks at Fiasco Pictures and Stephan Pruitt Photography. Learn more about this important movement and how you can help support the local business community by visiting Asheville Strong's website. 

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Keep digging local!