Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture

ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food. We work to accomplish our mission by:

Providing marketing support and training to area farmers
Connecting area chef and foodservice buyers with the farmers who suit their needs
Spearheading a Local Food Campaign, which includes our Local Food Guide, local food bumper sticker (have one on your car?), Get Local initiative, and more
Certifying local products grown/raised in the Southern Appalachians as Appalachian Grown
Running our Growing Minds Farm to School Program, which focuses on reconnecting children with where their food comes from
Organizing Asheville City Market and coordinating the Mountain Tailgate Market Association
And with your support!
Our vision is of strong farms, thriving local food economies, and healthy communities where farming is valued as central to our heritage and our future.