It’s hard to believe that fall is just around the corner! As our local food culture develops and has more partners, there are so many ways to get involved with Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD)!

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As ASD’s work has matured, we have increasingly found ourselves serving as regional leaders and conveners. Two projects in particular, are gaining traction with funders: Building connectivity and capacity in the region’s food system and creating the central Appalachia food enterprise corridor….stay tuned for more exciting information and opportunities as these projects take shape. or on facebook and twitter.

It’s time to get your free listing in the 2017 Local Food Guide. Just go to:


If you would like to support the local food movement with an ad in the 2017 Local Food Guide, contact Tamara McNaughton at:  All reservations and payments received by 10/1/2016 get a 10% discount!

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Children’s Day, Saturday, Sept. 17th, 10am to 2pm, Cumberland Park, Bristol, VA  “Diggin’ in the Dirt” Generously underwritten by Citizen’s Bank

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Be a part of ASD’s most popular FREE community outreach event.  Since its inception in 2012, this event has touched the lives of over 1000 children. Future gardeners and farmers will be all smiles during this hands-on experience. Children will be encouraged to “dig in the dirt” and create a potted plant to take home while giving their young taste buds a treat with mint iced tea samples.  Informative literature will be offered.

ASD is now on the radio!         

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Because of our long history with farmers in the region, we were recently asked to enter into an alliance with the Birthplace of Country Music and Radio Bristol.

A network of channels streaming worldwide and broadcasting locally, Radio Bristol is bringing back the popular 1940’s radio show called Farm and Fun Time which featured topics about farming, food, family and music.

ASD will collaborate to create a series of videos shot at farms called the ‘ASD Farm Report’. Monthly ASD farm reports will highlight local farmers, their crops, their farms and our region again the backdrop of Appalachian culture and traditional music. With this opportunity we hope to deepen consumer connections to local farmers and local foods as well as increase the awareness of our work and the fine work of our partners in the region. Underwritten by HVAC, Bristol TN.