Local Food Guide

Inside the 2023 Local Food Guide

ASAP’s annual Local Food Guide is the definitive resource for finding local food and farms in the Southern Appalachians. Each year ASAP staff connects with markets, farms, and businesses to update listings, offering the most accurate information for consumers. The 2023 Local Food Guide includes:

  • Listings for family farms, plus charts to easily find u-pick, farm stands, lodging, visitor activities, and CSAs;
  • Schedule and location for farmers tailgate markets, plus a list of markets that operate in the winter;
  • Partner business listings, including restaurants, groceries, wholesalers, artisan producers, and travel destinations;
  • Seasonal recipes from chefs at Cultura, Little Chango, The Montford, and Red Fiddle Vittles.
  • Feature stories on Crow Fly Farms, Yellow Mountain Garden, and Black Trumpet Farm.

Use the Online Guide

The online Local Food Guide at appalachiangrown.org includes more than 1,400 listings and is updated throughout the year. Use it to search for specific products, locations, activities, and more. (Note that information is subject to change. Always contact farms and businesses before visiting to confirm hours and offerings.) 

Find a Copy

Find free copies of the Local Food Guide at farmers markets, visitors centers, libraries, community centers, grocery stores, restaurants, and other partner businesses throughout the region. Copies are available in the lobby of ASAP’s office. You may also view a digital version of the magazine above. Contact ASAP if you need help locating a copy in your area or if you are interested in receiving copies of the guide for your business. 

Support for the 2023 Local Food Guide

Funding for the Local Food Guide was made possible in part by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service through grant number 21FMPPNC1066-00 and National Institute of Food and Agriculture under award number 2022-49400-38200 (through the Beginning Farmer Rancher Development Program under project accession number 1029295). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the USDA.

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