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Weekly Scoop (Sept. 24-30) - Nourish Your Soul at This Asheville Farm & Retreat

Finding Your Inner Bliss

Bliss Farm & Retreat provides guests with a place to nourish body and soul.

After his enlistment ended in the marines, Frank Kelly returned home to help grow his father’s bison farm — Carolina Bison — into a successful business. “I invested everything I had into learning as much as I could about producing bison that is as healthy and as great tasting as it could be,” he said.
Frank met his wife Kelly one day at the farm, and their passions for healthy lifestyles immediately clicked. Kelly had left her corporate job back in Georgia and moved to Asheville with a passion for yoga. Both of them were striving to learn more about total health and wellness, which they believe derives from what we put in our bodies, minds and spirits.
“It’s a lifestyle — not a diet or a workout,” Frank King explained. “It’s a way of life.”

After marrying and following more traditional career paths in the bustling city of Charlotte, they began to lose track of what made them happy. “We realized the life we’d been living was not conducive to our true passions,” Frank Kelly said.

They started dreaming of a different life — an environment where they could be surrounded by nature that stimulated and encouraged a lifestyle of health, wellness and complete bliss. After hours of research and searching for the right location, they opened Bliss Farm & Retreat in the serene mountains of Asheville.

Bliss Farm & Retreat is not your average bed & breakfast,” Frank King said. 

He and his wife focus on educating their guests on how to raise their own food and know where their food comes from.

“We work each day to create an environment for our guests to explore their inner bliss, truly unwind from the stresses of life and focus on the self,” Frank King said.

In need of a staycation? Frank and Kelly King invite you to clear your mind, nourish your body and rejuvenate your soul with a stay in either a room or cabin on their beautiful 50-acre farm and retreat center.

Make sure to check the Dig Local app and DigLocal.com for Scoops from Bliss Farm & Retreat each and every week.

Below you will find one locally curated Scoop chosen for each day this week — but make sure to check out all the Scoops this week on our Dig Local Scoop Calendar.

Monday, Sept. 24

Suffering from the Monday blues? Feel like a winner during the Monday Meetup at Well Played Board Game Cafe. Pick from their robust selection of more than 600 board games and enjoy 50% off your gaming fees throughout the day.

Check out the rest of Monday’s Scoops here.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

Get your music fix Tuesday at the Mothlight with Mothers — a folk, experimental, indie rock band from Athens, Georgia. The band originally formed in 2013 as the solo project of musician and visual artist Kristine Leschper, who started making music while studying printmaking. Come listen to this quartet's newly released second LP which maps both where they began and where they are heading. Click here for tickets.

Check out the rest of Tuesday’s Scoops here.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Your first Cigar City beer is on the house during the 2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Party at Casablanca Cigar Bar. Enjoy burgers and hotdogs, cornhole boards, outdoor seating, cigar swag raffles and 20% off everything in retail. 

Check out the rest of Wednesday’s Scoops here.

Thursday, Sept. 27

Bring your best records to share with the crowd at Local 604 Bottle Shop for their popular Vinyl Night. Enjoy your favorite local beers on tap while listening to oldies, goodies and other songs you may have forgotten over the years.

Check out the rest of Thursday’s Scoops here.

Friday, Sept. 28

Asheville Barnaroo — which was started by local musician Andrew Scotchie in 2009 — is celebrating 6 years at Franny's Farm in Leicester, NC this weekend. This 3-day music and camping festival features non-stop live music from local and nationally touring artists across the 38-acre farm. The event's goal is to give back to the Asheville community — all proceeds benefit the Asheville Music School. And make sure to be on the lookout for the Instant Karma bus for unique gifts when you're there! Click here for tickets.

Check out the rest of Friday's Scoops here.

Saturday, Sept. 29

Grab your lederhose and fill up your beer stein — Oktoberfest is coming to the Wicked Weed Funkatorium this weekend. Hear from 3 unique polka bands throughout the event while munching on German food specials and sipping on newly released Oktoberfest beers.
Check out the rest of Saturday’s Scoops here.

Sunday, Sept. 30

Find exactly what you're looking for at the Asheville Flea for Ya'll flea market this Sunday at the Asheville Outlets. Scour through vintage items, art pieces, antiques and handmade collections from more than 100 local and regional vendors and artists. 

Check out the rest of Sunday’s Scoops here.
For all of this week’s Scoops and more, visit DigLocal.com or download the Dig Local App. Keep digging local!