Become a Leader with the Appalachian Transition Fellowship! Applications Due 10/25!

The Appalachian Transition Fellowship is a year-long, full-time, paid program designed for 15 emerging community leaders who are committed to working in Central Appalachia for the economic transition of the region.  ASD is excited to have been chosen to be a host community and excited for the opportunity to help the right candidate build their personal and professional skills.

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Helping Family Farmers Thrive

Since 2000, we have helped local farmers generate over $11.8 million dollars in revenue to keep them on family farms.

Veggies for All!

Since 2004, we have purchased more than one million pounds of seconds produce from local farmers and donated it to food banks.

It's Fall at Appalachian Harvest!

It’s a busy and exciting time at Appalachian Harvest! Pumpkins and hard squashes are arriving and being shipped out to stores. By purchasing a local pumpkin, you are supporting local farmers!

2017 Local Food Guide Ads and Listings!

Click to m or busss listed in the 2017 Local Food Guide. Purchasing an ad is a great way to advertise. The more ads we sell the more guide are distributed throughout the region!

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Living Better. Locally.

Our Mission is to grow food, communities and opportunities to build a thriving Appalachia. Since 1995, Appalachian Sustainable Development has been working in Central Appalachia to make a difference for the people who call this region home. What began as opportunities for struggling tobacco farmers to grow fruits and vegetables and stay on family farms has become solutions to regional challenges that impacts workforce development, food access and health and wellness.

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Growing Communities

Appalachian Sustainable Development works in Sustainable Agriculture, Food Access and Sustainable Forestry. We have nine programs across these three sectors all aimed at helping those in need, empowering farmers and promoting sustainability.

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Physical Address: 1096 Ole Berry Rd., Suite 100,  Abingdon, VA 24210 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 791, Abingdon, VA 24212 Give us a Call: 276.623.1121