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ASHEVILLE – A locally harvested brunch with Maker’s Mark perks; a Belgium brewery’s invitation to a global beer affair; a food and travel series sets its sights on Asheville.

Brunch on 9

Capella on 9 will host The Utopian Seed Project Pop-Up Brunch from 11 am-2 pm Sept. 24 at 10 Broadway St. in downtown Asheville – a restaurant that offers a prime mountain view from the 9th floor of the AC Hotel by Marriott.

Capella on 9’s executive chef Rakim Gaines will prepare a special menu using crops grown and harvested by The Utopian Seed Project. The benefit brunch is to further support the organization’s mission to educate the community, grow and research crop varieties to support food and farming diversity.

Capella on 9 offers rooftop dining overlooking downtown Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The event will feature live music and Maker’s Mark cocktails and wax dipping station.

The cost is $65 per guest. Purchase tickets at Eventbrite.

Learn more about The Utopian Seed Project’s work at

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