Mountain Valley Spring Water recently headed to Chow Chow Asheville to help support the organization's mission to celebrate and enrich the unique foodways of the Southern Appalachian region for a weekend of in-person signature events. The festival revamped their plans for 2021 to present a series of culinary events throughout the Summer that aim to highlight and educate attendees about different aspects of the area's food culture.
With the help of our local distributor Mountain Valley Spring Water Asheville, we were proud to be presented at the weekend's events, which included Great Grains celebrating grains from the region by bringing together farmers, millers, maltsters, chefs, bakers, brewers, distillers; The Grass is Greener, a multi-course feast showcasing local pasture raised meats and dairy products; and, our signature event, A Find Dining Experience, which featured dishes and exhibitors that highlighted the central theme on the importance of and sustainable practice surrounding utilizing locally foraged wild edibles.
Mountain Valley was proud to be served at this tapas-style event alongside dishes from many of the region's top talent, including chefs Annie Pettry, Travis Milton, Eric Burleson, Eli Je-Bailey and Sydney Rubin.
Mountain Valley Culinary Ambassador Chef William Dissen of Asheville's The Market Place led a thoughtful panel discussion with expert foragers who shared their insight, stories and perspective on responsibly sourcing ingredients in the wild.
Mountain Valley is proud to support organizations like Chow Chow dedicated to protecting and educating about our natural foodways. To support the organization and learn more about remaining 2021 events, visit their site here.