We didn't spend all of our time in Asheville eating a drinking - we did get out and experience some of the lovely surrounding scenery. One day we took a nice drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Ok, back to food. On the way, we stopped in at the WNC Farmer's Market. Just outside of Asheville, it is open 7 days a week.
Here we tried boiled peanuts for the first time. Once you get past the initial shock of soft peanuts, they were actually pretty good.
There was a lot of nice pork product for sale, including big hunks of cured pork belly:
And cured hams:
We bought some really nice ham hock and a big slice of country ham. In retrospect, though, I wish we'd gotten a whole ham to take home with us.