ASAP Connections

Local Food. Strong Farms. Healthy Communities

Find Local Food

Appalachian Grown apples

ASAP helps you find local food throughout the Southern Appalachians. Use the resources below to connect with farmers markets and certified Appalachian Grown™ grocers, restaurants, and other businesses across the region.


Farmers markets

Farmers markets give you the chance to buy local food direct from the source—the region’s farmers and producers. Learn what’s fresh with ASAP’s weekly tailgate report and see what markets are open each day of the week.

Local Food Guide

ASAP’s Local Food Guide is the region’s definitive resource to find local food. Your free copy, available at hundreds of area businesses, lists family farms, farmers markets, grocery stores, restaurants, and many other local food businesses in the Southern Appalachians.

Online Local Food Guide

The online version of the Local Food Guide is a convenient way to connect with local food in your area. The guide’s search features make it easy to sort businesses by type, geographic location, and product.

Appalachian Grown

Look for the Appalachian Grown logo on businesses and products throughout the region. This label certifies that farm products were grown or raised in the Southern Appalachians and that your purchase helps support the local economy.

Get Local

Why buy local? Learn how your food choices matter for economic value, community resilience, local heritage, and environmental health.

Local Food Guide

2016 Local Food Guide

ASAP’s Local Food Guide is a free directory to finding local food in the Southern Appalachians!Read More ▶▶

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