Farm-to-Table Dinner on the Quad 2018

Gathered around the table in the heart of our beautiful campus, we welcome students, faculty, staff, and the community to join us as we honor and celebrate the land that sustains us, the gardens and businesses that feed us, and our collective efforts to insure that our wider community is engaged and nourished.

This fourth annual Farm-to-Table on the Quad will be guest-hosted by culinary historian, living history interpreter, and Judaics teacher Michael Twitty, with the theme One Southern Family. The dinner takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening, Sept. 4. Twitty will also give a free public lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, in Lipinsky Auditorium. 

Twitty is the creator of Afroculinaria, the first blog devoted to African American historic foodways and their legacy. Twitty’s 2017 book, The Cooking Gene, was recently honored with two James Beard Foundation awards for writing and for book of the year.

The intention behind this annual event is three-fold: To create a fall harvest ritual around food and farming on campus; To recognize and celebrate the efforts of our student gardeners, faculty and staff partners, and community collaborators, all of whom are working to manifest UNC Asheville’s sustainability values through our landscapes, our co-curricular programs, and our academic initiatives; and, To advance and accelerate our work together in the years ahead.

There will be delicious options available to suit all dietary preferences and needs, including gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian.

Many thanks to our committed departmental sponsors: Student Environmental Center, the Office of Outreach and Engagement, OLLI, the Office of Sustainability, UNCA Dining Services, the Healthy Campus Initiative, Study Abroad, the Center for Jewish Studies, and Multicultural Affairs.


Tickets will be available beginning August 7, 2018 at noon.

  • Students: $10 or two meal swipes
    Faculty/Staff/OLLI members/Community: $28

Please note that tickets are transferable but non-refundable. Ticket prices include Eventbrite service fee. Students who choose to pay with meal swipes will be charged on Monday, September 4 regardless of whether they attend the event or not.


Be a sponsor for UNC Asheville’s annual fall celebration! We welcome both cash and in-kind donations, at three different sponsorship levels. Contact us for the 2018 sponsorship packet and we would be delighted to discuss these options with you further. Many thanks! Review sponsor benefits here.


Greenfest is a semi-annual series held on the campus of UNC Asheville in March and September that celebrates sustainability, students and community. If you are interested in helping with the planning and development of Greenfest projects and events, please contact us! We are always excited to meet old and new friends happy to lend a hand. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Fall 2018 Greenfest events will be announced soon!