CHEERS! April is NC Beer Month

April is NC Beer Month! Lots of fabulous things happening around Haywood County with celebrations at our local microbreweries like Boojum Brewing Company, Frog Level Brewing Company & Tipping Point Tavern. Check individual websites for specifics!

One event that you don’t want to miss is Love the Locals at Frog Level Brewing Company: April 15. They will be serving local smoked pork with delicious sides and “fixins,” live music and of course their award winning microbrews! Visit

Come on out to Haywood County, North Carolina, and create your own adventure with Visit NC Smokies. There is plenty to see, do, explore, taste and enjoy—pure & simple!

Agrihoods, a New Way of Living

As a writer by trade and insatiable reader, I am a great lover of words. This morning I came across an interesting word that I hadn’t seen before, “agrihood.” It is a noun and refers to “a district, especially one forming a community connected to a farm or incorporating a farm within its boundaries.”

After a google search of the Interwebs, I quickly discovered that (1) this is not a new concept and (2) agrihoods are popping up all over America. As a farming and agriculture advocate, imagine my excitement! Here are a few of the articles for those inquiring minds:

Many of us, I realize, can’t pull up stakes and root ourselves in a new agrihood community. We can impact the sustainability of agripreneurs in our own community by supporting them, day after day, with our consumer dollars.

How and where you ask?

  • Visit Buy Haywood’s Online Directory / Updated year-round with new partners and products.
  • Bookmark Buy Haywood’s Special Events Calendar / Updated year-round with new events. A great calendar designed to keep you informed about people, places and events in and around Haywood County, North Carolina.
  • Subscribe to our Farm Fresh blog!
  • Bookmark our Recipes page for inspired ways of preparing seasonal products with an emphasis on healthy affordable ingredients through simple preparation.
  • Expand your view to support a regional foodshed by picking up a copy of ASAP’s (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) Local Food Guide.
  • Become a faithful reader of Plough to Pantry magazine / A free publication dedicated to farm-to-table and sustainable living in the mountains and foothills.

Spring has just officially arrived in western North Carolina. We have a promising growing season ahead. The Buy Haywood team looks forward to sharing the journey with you!

Warm regards,
Tina Masciarelli, MLA
Buy Haywood Project Coordinator