ASAP Connections

Local Food. Strong Farms. Healthy Communities



ASAP’s research projects represent long-term collaborations with regional universities, nonprofits, and governmental organizations to understand the bigger picture of local food and its role in the Southern Appalachians.

CONNECT Our Future

Beginning in 2013 Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP), Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS), and Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) partnered with the Centralina Council of Governments and the Catawba Regional Council of Governments to support CONNECT Our Future, a […]Read More ▶▶

Food System Asset Mapping Project

Beginning in 2012, the Land of Sky Regional Council, ASAP, and UNC Asheville’s National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center started working on a collaborative project to better understand what communities need to foster successful and sustainable local food system growth. […]Read More ▶▶

WNC County Snapshots

These easy-to-read food system snapshots bring together relevant county-level information on food production, health statistics, food retail, and more.  Use the image map to discover vital local food and farm statistics for your county. CLICK ON A COUNTY on the […]Read More ▶▶

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