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Mountain Grown: Appalachia's New Local Food Economy

YES! Magazine - Restaurants like Knife and Fork didn't use to exist in places like Spruce Pine, a town of just 2,200 people nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. About 80 percent of what the restaurant serves is sourced from within a 40-mile radius. For the most part, the only things that aren't local are beer, wine, and cheese.

"I see myself as less a chef and more as a sourcer or a seeker of great products," says chef Nate Allen.  Read more.


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