Saturday, May 14, 2011

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project Releases 2011 Local Food Guide

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) released the new 2011 local food guide on Saturday, May 7.  The guide is a standard for Western North Carolina offering everything we need to know about farms, local food, farmer's markets and the businesses that use local food in the region.  The guide showcases hundreds of farms dozens of restaurants and bakeries along with many other local businesses the use and support local food from local farmers.

ASAP helps create and expand local food markets that will preserve the agricultural heritage, give everyone access to fresh, healthy food, and keep our farmers farming. Their mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food.

Search the ASAP Local Food Guide online. Shop for Appalachian Grown certified products. Get involved in the Growing Minds Farm to School program. Visit a farmers market. Browse our information on workshops, grants, and more. Use the classified section, calendar, and online resources.

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