Farm Fresh Appalachia Blog

National Farmers Market Week – 2019

National Farmers Market Week August 4 - 10, 2019 Join us and Farmers Markets across the region as we celebrate National Farmers Market Week!  Love Farmers Markets as much as we do? Here’s your chance to win some farmers market swag! Visit your favorite markets during...

Tennessee Farm Tour Reflections: A Note from the Executive Director

Saturday, June 22: Up earlier than usual — 4:00 a.m. to be exact — the morning unfolded beautifully. As dawn gave way to daylight and temperatures warm without being hot, the staff and volunteers of ARC&D made final preparations for the Spring in TN-Farm Fresh...

Why Buy Local?

You’ve seen the bumper stickers, you’ve heard the pleas, you probably have a t-shirt or a tote bag that attempts to persuade you to shop locally, but what is it all for? Does your purchase really make that much of a difference? If a purchase is impactful, how and...

First Appalachian Farmers Market Association Retreat: A Great Success!

Farmers market managers, representatives, and vendors from across Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia came together in Kingsport for a full day of relationship building and learning at the first ever Appalachian Farmers Market Association (AFMA) Retreat.  There...

Spring! in TN Farm Tour – Farmer Invitation

Spring! in Tennessee Farm Tour Saturday, June 22 1-5pm  Applications must be submitted by April 17. If you are a farmer in Washington or Greene County TN and would like a chance to boost your business this spring, please join us for the 2nd Annual Farm Fresh Farm...

Appalachian Farmers Market Association Spring Retreat 2019

  Appalachian Farmers Market Association - Spring Retreat - April 12, 2019  ** Register by April 5th! ** Join Farmers Market Managers and Vendors from across the region for a full day of relationship building and brainstorming Farmers Market best practices at the...

Kingsport CSA Fair 2019

Come Out & Meet Your Farmer! 2019 Kingsport CSA Fair Where: Kingsport Farmers Market Pavilion When: March 2 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm We're excited to bring the CSA Fair series back to the Model City in 2019! This is a wonderful way to connect with local farmers and...

Celebrating One Year of Farmers Market Promotion

Celebrating One Year of Farmers Market Promotion! Photo Credit: Laura Beth Davidson, Grand Oak Farm/Washington Co. TN Thank you to everyone involved in building community and making this first year so grand!  The ever patient and positive Appalachian RC&D team and...

National Farmers Market Week

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to live in a world where the people truly cared about each other and each others' well being, find a local farmers market. — Casey Campbell, Lindley Farms Creamery (Snow Camp, NC)   Y’all, it’s National Farmers Market...

VA Farm Tour Recap and Thank You

We had a wonderful day of meeting farmers and communing over local food and farm produce during the first Farm Fresh VA Farm Tour. Graced with clear blue skies and beautiful landscape, we all got a chance to see what is to LOVE about the farms of Southwest Virginia....