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Asheville Grown is committed to strengthening our local economy through businesses that value the people in our community, the health of our environment and the power of collaboration.

Our Mission

Grow a resilient local economy and thriving community, champion the unique character of our region and advocate for prosperity for all.

Get Involved

Become a Member

Membership is free for locally owned and independent businesses. Learn more and sign your business up today.

Purchase a Go Local Card

The Go Local Card gets you access to discounts and special offers at over 400 local businesses, all while benefiting our public schools.

Use the directory to discover participating local businesses. You can also look for our Love Asheville posters and Go Local Card Honored Here decals in windows of locally owned, independent businesses.

Look for our posters and decals in windows of participating businesses
Look for our posters and decals in windows of participating businesses



Franzi Charen



Michele Bryan

Writer & GLC Admin

Steering Committee

Huge, unending thank you's to...

Directory Development & Marketing

The dedicated staff at Mountain Xpress

Member Testimonial Photography

Mountain Xpress courtesy of Green Line Media, LLC
Jennifer Mesk Photography
AM Photography

Website Design & Development


Graphics and Illustration

Jenny Greer Fares at Sound Mind Creative


Melinda and Archie at Graphics Four
Bryan McCollum and the fine team over at Plasticard Locktech, International

Spreading the Word


Program Concept and Development

Leah Ferguson, Asheville City Schools’ Board of Directors & Kate Pett, Asheville City Schools Foundation

And finally...

Thanks to all the dedicated parents and volunteers for our schools’ PTOs and the businesses and locals who believe in our efforts.

This truly takes a village.