Preserve Film Now Available

On location-Fines Creek, NC Ferguson’s Crossroads Store HWY 209. Farmers talk with Mark Rosenstein about the old days on the Liars Bench

Photography granted by exclusive permission from Tim Barnwell ‘Faces of Appalachia’

Our film ‘Preserve’ was in production from July 2012 through November 2012 and is a vignette film on heritage farming of our region in Southern Appalchia, featuring local farmers, chefs, and key individuals of Asheville. Captured here are ‘salt of the earth’ stories that drive home the importance of the local foods, culture and history of our region.


We, in affiliation with, and support from the Appalachian Food Storybank, The Heritage Foods Committee and Slow Foods Asheville have captured and portrayed these stories in a cinematic depiction of what it truly means to preserve the heritage, culture, and craft upon the mountains of Western North Carolina in such changing and challenging times.

With this purchase you will receive a DVD film sent to a postal address that you provide. Please provide an address on the Eventbrite forum when ordering or email

Featured Farms & Speakers:


Chef Suzy Salwa Phillips

Local Food Writer Mackensy Lunsford

Chef Mark Rosentein

Chef John Fleer

Chef William Dissen

Allen Benton

Earl Cruze

Colleen Cruze

James P. Ferguson of Ferguson’s Crossroads Supply

Aaron & Anne Grier of Gaining Ground Farms

Walter Harrel of Imladris Farms


 Watch ‘Tennessee Cured’ from the Preserve film below:

“Tennessee Cure”- Benton’s Smoke House from Aaron Morrell on Vimeo.

This incredible film produced byThe Blind Pig Supper Club of Asheville and  Aaron Morrell of Grae Skye Studio Productions is now available for your viewing enjoyment and can be purchased here for $18.00. With your purchase, a DVD copy of “Preserve” will be mailed to a postal address that you provide. We hope you enjoy these great stories from these special people and from this incredible place we call home.

Purchase ‘Preserve’ at the link below:




Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers: