This directory of resources provides a guide for accessing ASAP’s services and tools. The information here supports farmers and producers, tailgate market managers, restaurants and retailers, and schools and institutions in their efforts to build a better local food system. Classified ads for agricultural jobs, land, and supplies are also available at FromHere.org. If you can’t find the topic or resource that you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us.
- For Farmers: Find support for the Appalachian Grown™ certification program, business planning, direct and wholesale marketing, funding your farm projects, marketing and promoting your farm, agritourism, and much more.
- For Tailgate Market Managers: Consult our resources for starting a new market or improving your existing market, including information on regulations, management, improving vendor sales, SNAP/EBT access, and more.
- For Retailers and Restaurants: Read about the promotional support available through the Appalachian Grown Partner certification program, get listed in the Local Food Guide and Wholesale Local Food Guide, and find tips for working with local farmers.
- For Schools and Institutions: Get inspiration for integrating local food into your institution through the Growing Minds Farm to School Program and our farm to institution resources.
- Become Appalachian Grown certified – Read about the Appalachian Grown certification program, determine if your farm or business is eligible, and find other services to support your work.
- Get in the Local Food Guide at appalachiangrown.org – List your farm or business in our online database, visited by approximately 8,000 users per month, and a print version with a distribution of over 50,000 copies.
- Check out our matching funds program, Appalachian Grown Cost Share – Get support for your farm or tailgate market’s promotional activity, with 50% reimbursement of project costs up to $1,500 for an individual farm.
- Discover grants and loans available from other organizations – ASAP keeps track of regional and national grant opportunities in support of the agricultural economy.
- Attend ASAP’s annual Business of Farming Conference – This annual conference offers a full day of learning and education for farmers and those seriously considering farming as a profession.
- Sign up for ASAP’s listserv – Receive regular updates on farm and food issues and send your news to others in the ASAP community.
- Search or post events and workshops to our events calendar at fromhere.org – Share your event with our food and farming community and get further distribution through our weekly newsletter.
- Post or browse listings on our free classifieds at fromhere.org – Post opportunities directly to your target audience on our agriculture-specific listings, with categories for land, farm equipment, jobs, internships, and more.