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.
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. Can’t find a copy? Our online version makes it easy to sort businesses by type, geographic location, and product.
Buy local food direct from the source—the region’s farmers and producers. Look up market days and times; learn what’s fresh with ASAP’s weekly Fresh at the Farmers Market report; and find bus routes to your favorite Asheville markets.
As a CSA member, you pay upfront to receive a weekly box (or “share”) of produce or other farm goods. To learn more about how CSAs work and to find your own farm share look for Full Share, ASAP’s free print CSA guide; attend a CSA fair in early spring; or search our online Local Food Guide.
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.
Learn how your food choices matter for economic value, community resilience, local heritage, and environmental health.