Appalachian Grown Is Certified Local
ASAP created Appalachian Grown certification as a tool to find local food.
Appalachian Grown certified farms are family farms located in Western North Carolina as well as parts of Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina (60 counties within 100 miles of Asheville, NC, the market center). Look for the Appalachian Grown 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.
How to Find Local Food
Search for farms and businesses. ASAP’s Local Food Guide is the definitive resource for finding local farms and the farmers markets, grocers, restaurants, and retailers selling their food. The Guide can tell you where to find farms, what products they offer, what their growing practices are, and much more.
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).
Visit farms. ASAP’s annual Farm Tour welcomes the community and visitors to more than 20 farms. You can also find farms to visit in the Local Food Guide.