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From Here is a place to talk about and see the Southern Appalachian’s thriving local food movement in action. And thriving it is!

Western North Carolina is the leading local food region in the country, and ASAP is the reason behind this success. For the past 10 years, ASAP has created the conditions for farmers to experiment and create new products for new markets.

But, ASAP needs your support to ensure that we can continue to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food.

Here are some examples of what we can accomplish with your contribution:

  • $1,000 expands markets for farmers, whether a grocery store or a local restaurant.
  • $500 brings a class of school children to a local farm.
  • $100 funds a cooking demo on how to prepare fresh foods.
  • $50 trains a farmer in new business skills.

Please use the secure donate button below to increase the region’s access to the freshest, healthiest, best-tasting food around. And continue using this site to engage with the movement and share your local food stories, recipes, and adventures!

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Donations can also be mailed to:

Attn: Scott Bunn
306 W. Haywood Street, Suite 200
Asheville, NC 28801

ASAP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the Charitable Solicitation Licensing Section at 1-888-830-4989. The license is not an endorsement by the State.