A Consumer’s Guide To Eating Locally: The 2017 Local Food Guide for Northeast TN & Southwest VA
Download a copy today by clicking on the image below.
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