Living better. Locally.

It’s our tag line.

It’s our tag line. It’s also what drives our commitment to propel our mission to build a thriving regional food and agriculture system that creates healthy communities, respects the planet, and cultivates profitable opportunities for Appalachians.

Since 1995, we have been working in Central Appalachia, providing hope and making a difference for the people who call this region home. What began as opportunities for struggling tobacco farmers to grow fruits and vegetables have become lasting solutions to regional challenges that impact economic development, workforce development, food access, health and wellness. Over the years, we have expanded our reach to include partners in WV, OH and KY, enabling us to bring resources back to our region.

Supporting Farmers and Tackling Hunger

We help family farmers stay on local farms by connecting them to strong markets of different types and sizes. We provide them with the necessary training, tools, and resources for success. We help families learn about and explore the idea of eating fresh, healthy food and where to access local products.