Chef Eric Cooking Earth Vale Farms Recipe Local Appalachian Vegan Healthy Plant Based

Welcome! – Blog Entry #1

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Hello & Welcome!

I am super excited to launch of our new website! The recent garden this year was a major success and I have decided to take it way more seriously. I want to tell a story, a bit about the past, but mostly about the present. I have been a cook for restaurants, food trucks, and even high-end wedding catering. I enjoy my work and after taking many different types of jobs I found cooking to be a great creative outlet as well as a passion I would grow and later use it to change my entire life. My love for fresh food and self-reliance is one that has grown on me in the recent years. I am 23 at the time of writing this blog entry and in the passed year I have revolutionized my diet to endure high-energy demanding tasks and become a multi-talented artist. I make music when I have the chance, and in the passed I had played professionally in many different bands. Many of my close friends know this about me and I think it’s always come natural for me to perform. In the late summer of 2015 I took a job that apparently changed me and caused many complications in my health and mindset. After making many life changes I met somebody who offered me a job at their home as their private chef. Having cooked before, I took to the job quickly and almost three years later, here I am. I searched and searched until I could find a job that really just aligned with me and my health priorities. It was tough. In 2016 I got a job at a Catering company where I would work for two seasons while I built my garden while cooking privately, honing my craft. I decided to start Earth Vale LLC in July 2017 when my partner and I decided we needed to work full force on farming and building self-reliance. Cooking is a passion that I have discovered and embraced to change my life for the better and I believe anybody can do the same. Creating self-sufficiency is not just a by-product, but an asset to be forever cherished so I want to share that journey on this blog with all my readers. Check out my tips for gardening, my recipes for cooking, and my articles related to health and self-reliance.




Planting Arugula and Spinach for an early Fall Harvest

I currently LOVE growing Flowers, Herbs, Salad Greens, Bean Sprouts and Microgreens.



We have a Recipe tab where I have my recipe’s organized for online viewing. I started Earth Vale Farms to help me track and record my progress. I have a huge passion for Health and Food so I welcome you to the Web Page. I am going to share some really cool cooking knowledge, meal prep techniques, and interesting recipes.

We also operate a Local Market Stall at The River Arts District Farmers Market on Wednesdays from 2-6 PM where we provide Microgreens and Bean Sprouts.

Located at All Souls Pizza on Clingman Ave, in Asheville, North Carolina.

Catch up with me on the Blog, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook!

Thanks for visiting,

@earthvalefarms on Instagram

@eric_earthvale on Twitter

Now move on to my first recipe! It’s a simple one.

Vegan Rice Paella

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