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Research Reports

Here you will find essays, articles, and reports written by the Local Food Research Center staff on timely food system topic and issues. This page is a space for us to reflect on the directions of the food movement, share insights into our theory of food system change, comment on movement strategies, and critically assess methodologies and approaches.


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Complete Archive

Appalachian Grown 2017 Producer Survey Report


The Influence of Farmer-Customer Interactions at Farmers Markets on Farmer Growing Practices


2016 Appalachian Grown Producer Report


Exploration of Market Opportunities for Western North Carolina Grown Ginseng Root


Regional Large-Animal Meat Processing Plants: Summary of Economic Viability


Agriculture and Food System Trends in the Appalachian Region: 2007-2012


Growing a Local Food Economy: A Guide to Getting Started


The Regulatory Environment for Farms in Western North Carolina


CONNECT Our Future Food Systems Plan Executive Summary


CONNECT Our Future Food Systems Assessment Report



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