A Consumer’s Guide To Eating Locally: The 2017 Local Food Guide for Northeast TN & Southwest VA

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Find Your Local Farmers

Find Your Local Market

Find Your Local Food Hub

Find Your Local Restaurants

Find Your Local Businesses

Local Food Guide Submissions

ASD’s Local Food Guide provides a great way to advertise your farm or business.  We distribute 15,000 copies throughout the region as well as online promotion.  Click here for rates and ad sizes.
If you are a producer, please click this link to fill out a survey and provide information so our organization can best meet producer needs.
If you are a buyer, please click this link to fill out a survey and provide information to determine current levels of local food usage so we can evaluate the impacts our efforts are having on increasing connections between local food producers and restaurants and economic develop of our local food economy.

The Appalachian Farmers Market Association brings together all of the market managers in the region so we can accomplish all of the goals listed below together.

Goal 1: Create sustainable economic opportunities for regional farmers, food producers, and artisans.

Goal 2: Increase the public awareness of Farmers Markets throughout the Appalachian region.

Goal 3: Provide educational and training events for Farmers Market managers, vendors, and customers.

Goal 4: Provide support and mentoring for new and emerging Farmers markets in our region.

Goal 5: Increase the availability of fresh, local foods to households of all income levels.

The Rooted In Appalachia Road Show

The Rooted In Appalachia Road Show is back for the summer of 2017!

Check out the market dates below to find your farmers market.

Market Events with *HR will have a Health Resource Center from Mountain State Health Alliance that will provide free health services.

Market Events with *FD will have a Food Demo from Heartwood, Southwest Virginia Artisan Gateway.

June Market Dates

June 2: Independence, VA. 10-12pm

June 6: Abingdon, VA. 3-5pm *HR *FD

June 10: Johnson County, TN. 9-12pm

June 13: Elizabethton, TN. 5-7pm *HR

June 16: Galax, VA. 9-11am

June 17: Jonesborough, TN. 9-11am *HR

June 24: Johnson City, TN. 10-12pm

July Market Dates

July 1: Big Stone Gap, VA. 9-11am

July 5: Bristol, TN. 2-4pm *HR

July 8: Kingsport, TN. 7:30-9:30am *HR

July 11: Norton, VA. 4-6pm

July 12: Rural Retreat, VA. 1:30-3:30pm

July 13: Wise, VA. 5-7pm

July 15: Greenville, TN. 9-11am

July 18: Tazewell, VA. 3-5pm

July 21: Clintwood, VA. 1-3pm

July 26: Clinch River, VA. 2-4pm *FD

August Market Dates

August 5: Marion, VA. 10-12pm *FD

August 11: Bluefield, VA. 10-12pm

August 12: Glade Spring, VA. 9-12pm *FD

August 19: Lebanon, VA. 9-12pm *FD

Email the AFMA Program Coordinator