Thousands of Miles Fresher: Expanding Local Food Markets in Western North Carolina

Organization:
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project
Amount:
$250,000.00
Program Area:
Local Foods Initiative
County of Applicant:
Buncombe
Description:

The purpose of this Golden LEAF grant is to support efforts of ASAP to: 1) work with farmers and buyers to coordinate and initiate business relationships, aggregate production, and increase distribution and sale of local food across a broad range of wholesale, retail, and institutional markets; 2) implement a cost share program for farmers and farmer groups and retailers and institutional outlets to promote local food; and 3) develop and distribute appropriate marketing and promotional materials to drive consumers to specific market outlets and identify local products in the marketplace. The program is expected to increase sales of local foods in ASAP’s service area.

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, Yancey

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