Luella’s is an official member of the Green Restaurant Association! After months of research, new policy & equipment installations & staff education, our efforts were realized as we were presented with a 3-star certification. We join a small handful of Asheville restaurants working to make ours the greenest restaurant city in the nation. Doing our part by maintaining an environmentally consciousness work ethic is an important piece of our Mission.
If you would like a visual of our achievement, you cannot miss the shiny solar panels happily sitting on our roof! Sundance Solar Systems worked to make this piece happen. Other changes we’ve made include:
- We donate all of our fry oil waste to Blue Ridge Biofuels.
- Composting with Danny’s Dumpster has reduced our landfill waste by 50%.
- Our new low-flow faucets reduce water usage by 60% and our rain barrel waters our plants.
- Luella’s staff is now sporting organic cotton shirts, and you can sport one too! Shop for organic shirts & hats here.
- All of our carry-out containers and bags are biodegradable or recyclable.
- Motion lighting inside our home help to save energy used.
- We support local farms, and feature a local meat from Hickory Nut Gap every Tuesday!
For complete details visit Dinegreen.com & search Luella’s Bar-B-Que.
Thank you to everyone that helped us make our home GRA certified. We appreciate your support.
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Western North Carolina loves its fresh farm food. Combine that with a culture of community and its no wonder there’s an opportunity to purchase fresh at every corner. Luella’s supports its local farmers every chance we can. Dine with us on Tuesdays and you can choose to order a meat sourced from Hickory Nut Gap Farm. Check our our Facebook page for each week’s special. In addition to other local ingredients we also offer a locally sourced catering menu for special events. Below is a list of some of the great markets & tailgates in our area.
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) has a Local Food Guide out that features over 200 farms. It’s a great resource for all you fresh food & meat junkies. Their mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food. Their vision is of strong farms, thriving local food economies, and healthy communities where farming is valued as central to our heritage and our future. We love all they do!
List of Markets:
- Western North Carolina Farmer’s Market – April thru Oct 8am – 6pm, Nov thru March 8am – 5pm. Open Daily.
- Black Mountain Tailgate Market – Sat. 9am – noon
- French Broad Food Coop Tailgate Downtown Market – Sat. 8am – 2pm, Wed. 2pm – 6:30pm
- Greenlife Tailgate Markets – Sun. 1pm – 5pm
- North Asheville Tailgate Market – Sat. 8am – noon
- Riceville Community Tailgate Market – Sat. 9am – noon
- West Asheville Tailgate Market – Wed. 3:30pm – 6:30pm
- Asheville City Market – Sat. 8am – 1pm
- Asheville City Market South – Wed. 2pm – 6pm
- Hendersonville County Tailgate Market – Sat. 7am – noon
- Haywood’s Historic Farmers Mareket – Wed. & Sat. 8am – 1pm
- Madison Co. Farmers & Artisans Market – Sat. 9am – 1pm
Who would’ve known that eating a cup of collards a day gives you 1045% of your Vitamin K, 308% of your Vitamin A and 57% of your Vitamin C?! That’s impressive and to some this is reason enough to chow down on the unkempt, rough-and-tumble cousin of Spinach. To many, however, the collard green means more than just a healthy side and is deemed an important cornerstone of Southern cuisine. In the world of Bar-B-Que it is often considered the choice veggie to accompany the succulent Pork, juicy Brisket or plump Chicken on the plate. I guess you could say there are many reasons to eat collards. We say you don’t have to have one. Just enjoy!