Appalachian Grown: Expanding Market Opportunities for Western North Carolina Farmers

Organization:
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project
Amount:
$75,000.00
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Buncombe
Description:

The purpose of this Golden LEAF grant is to provide continued support for the “Appalachian Grown” project, including partnering with local grocers, distributors, farmers and institutions to create new opportunities for farmers in high value markets and to drive demand for local food. It is anticipated that the efforts supported in part by Golden LEAF will lead to $6 million in value added income to local and family farms in 2008.

Contact:
Mr. Charles "Charlie" Jackson 306 West Haywood Street Asheville, North Carolina 28801 828-236-1282
Areas Served:
Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin

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