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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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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

CONNECT Our Future Action Plan for Food Systems Improvement

Southern Tier West Best Practices for Brand Management

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