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. Our findings provide a replicable model, though the stories told within these pages have a  focus in Western North Carolina, specifically in the counties of Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood, Madison, and Transylvania.

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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 map below or click a county name on the list at the bottom of this … Read more

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 three-year initiative funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development … Read more

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