ASAP Local Food Strong Farms Healthy Communities

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About ASAP

Our 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 stickers (have one on your car?), 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 

You can use to post your local food and farm events to our online calendar. Find the farming equipment, seeds, and more that you’re after on our classifieds. See what’s fresh this week at farmers markets, and read other stories from ASAP.

Visit our main site,, to learn more about our work or meet and contact ASAP staff (we’re a pretty cool bunch, if we do say so ourselves).

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