Sponsored: When is the new Enka/Candler store opening?

ingles dietitianQuestion: When is the new Enka/Candler store opening?

Answer: Our newest Ingles Markets is slated to open on Thursday, September 17th. Our Grand Opening Day will be a fun-filled day with loads of samples and special deals to introduce customers to this new Ingles store. Many of our local farmers and vendors will be there throughout the day.

Sponsored: What is the 'milk drive?'

ingles dietitianQuestion:  What is this “Milk Drive” that I’ve heard Ingles is doing?

Answer:  Ingles, in cooperation with Feeding America, is selling Captain Protein Power icons to raise money to supply families with milk through Feeding America.

Sponsored: Is canola oil a good choice?

ingles dietitianQuestion: Is canola oil safe and healthy for me to use?

Answer: Yes! I use it myself for cooking and baking. Here are some facts about canola oil:

Fact: “canola” comes from “Canada low oil acid”.

Sponsored: What is acetic acid?

ingles dietitianQuestion: What is acetic acid and is it bad for me?

Answer: Acetic acid…. sounds like one of those scary chemical ingredients that fearmongers warn you to avoid. If you were to inhale acetic acid it could cause your eyes to become irritated, you’d feel a burning sensation in your nose, you might feel congestion and a sore throat.

Sponsored: Do I need to snack?

ingles dietitianI really don’t get hungry between meals… do I really need to snack?

Answer: There is no rule that says you need to snack. 

Sponsored: Taste of Local is August 13

ingles dietitianExperience a “TASTE of LOCAL” at Ingles Markets in Asheville — 1865 Hendersonville Road. Thursday, August 13th  3:30 - 6:00

Sponsored: Are chickens given steroids?

ingles dietitianQUESTION: Are chickens given steroids? 


Despite what you may have heard from that TV celebrity doctor, the fearmongering food blogger, or even a well-intentioned neighbor; chickens in the United States are not given hormones (steroids) to promote their growth, and in fact it’s illegal.

Sponsored: What should I be looking at when I buy cereal?

ingles dietitianQUESTION: What should I be looking at when I buy cereal? Fiber? Calories? Fat? Sugar....I'm so confused!

ANSWER:  Eating cereal is a good way to get fiber in your breakfast meal.  You can also have cereal as a snack with milk or use it to top plain Greek yogurt.  Since the main goal of cereal is the fiber , that should definitely be something you look for.

Not waffle fries, just a sinkhole: Towering mound of dirt go back in once construction finished

fr inglesdirtWork continues on repairs to a massive sinkhole that collapsed suddenly near Ingles grocery store in Waynesville several weeks ago.

‘Ingles on the Hill’ poised for $7.5 million construction project

fr inglesbuildA major expansion and renovation of the Ingles grocery store on Russ Avenue in Waynesville is finally imminent.

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