04/23/2014 11:28 pm

2014 Food Guide Being Printed!

The 2014 Local Food Guide is at the printer!  Contact Appalachian Sustainable Development if you'd like to make sure you're in the 2015 guide!

Click here to view the 2014 Local Food Guide

Click to view the 2014 Local Food Guide

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Meet Your Farmer

Welcome to the Appalachian Farmers Market Association website!

We are hosting our 6th Annual Conference themed

The Safety of Local Food and Agriculture on

March 22, 2014-9am-4:30pm

at the Slater Community Center (325 McDowell St., Bristol, TN)


You can register by filling out the form on the linked brochure or by going to this online registration survey.

See Brochure at Link in Upper Left Hand Corner of This Page!


$20/person - Register by March 7th

Pre-registrants will be sure to receive lunch and conference materials.  Registration is also $20 at the door, but you may not receive lunch or conference materials.  Children 12 and under are free, but please register them so they will receive lunch.


Add on workshops include Apple Tree Grafting - $25

Farming for Profit - Turning Budgets into Profitability - $25


To register, or for more information, please contact Tamara at

(276) 623-1121 or tmcnaughton@asdevelop.org



The Appalachian Farmers Market Association (AFMA) operates to support and sustain a viable network of community Farmers Markets throughout the Appalachian region of east Tennessee and western Virginia.

We are a volunteer organization comprised of representatives from each of our participating Farmers Markets. To meet our mission we have established the following goals:

Goal 1: Create effective economic opportunities for regional farmers, food producers and crafters.

Goal 2: Increase public awareness of Farmers Markets throughout this Appalachian region and to attract more customers to local Farmers Markets.

Goal 3: Provide educational opportunities and training events for Farmers Market managers, vendors and customers that will strengthen and grow our regional Farmers Markets.

Goal 4: Provide support and mentoring for new and emerging Farmers markets in our region.

Goal 5: Increase the availability of fresh, local foods to households of all income levels.