Appalachian Grown Is Certified Local
ASAP created Appalachian Grown certification as a tool to find local food. Look for the logo on product labels and displayed at grocers, restaurants, and other businesses. When you see it, you know the product was grown here and that your purchase supports our local economy.
Find Local Food
- Search for farms and businesses. ASAP’s Local Food Guide is the definitive resource for local farms and the farmers markets, grocers, restaurants, and retailers selling their food.
- Visit a farmers market. There are more than 100 farmers markets in the region. Many accept SNAP and some double SNAP dollars.
- Find your farm share. Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).
- Find local food assistance. ASAP’s Appalachian Farms Feeding Families program connects local farms with hunger relief sites.
Why Buy Local?
Keep value in the local economy. Buying local is about more than where we spend our dollars. It’s about supporting what we value in our community, such as fair pay, sustainable agriculture, healthy food, and strong economies.
Build community resilience. Buying local supports a diversity of innovative and interdependent businesses. This makes it possible for communities to survive and thrive in good times and bad.
Strengthen community ties. Purchasing products made or grown by our neighbors builds relationships. These relationships strengthen the economy and create opportunities for greater civic engagement.
Create the food system we want. When we get local, we exercise our power to change the food system. Fight for one that is more transparent and more supportive of our farms, workers, environment, and community.
Celebrate local character and heritage. Buying local ensures that our farms and local businesses remain vibrant and productive. This helps to preserve our scenic landscape and unique culture.