Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday's agriculture website: Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project

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The Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) is today's website of interest to share with readers. ASAP helps to create and expand local food markets as a way to preserve local agricultural heritage, give everyone access to fresh, healthy, locally grown food, and a way to support local farmers. The mission of the organization is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food.

The organization takes an all inclusive approach to food and farms. In addition to promoting farmers' markets, it has a cookbook, organizes farm tours and provides nutritional education to school children. The website also provides a multitude of gardening ideas for children, in additional to kid friendly recipes and and children's literature.

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Maggie Cramer said...
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Maggie Cramer said...

Thanks for the post! To share more information with readers, we are a nonprofit organization that, over the last decade, has spearheaded a Local Food Campaign to support people throughout the Southern Appalachian region in reconnecting to the way that food is grown and to the farmers that are growing it. The campaign provides consumers with the Local Food Guide, a free print and online directory of the area’s family farms, farmers tailgate markets, and businesses that use local agricultural products.

We also clearly identify and define “local” in our region through our Appalachian Grown™ branding and labeling program, as well as organize one of Asheville, NC's farmers markets: the Asheville City Market. We hope you'll visit our website to learn more about our work, or call 828-236-1282. Please also search our online Local Food Guide at www.buyappalachian.org!

Kathy said...

Maggie,

It's a great project and a wonderful thing you're doing for the community. Happy to share with others!

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