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Welcome to the Appalachian Farmers Market Association website!
Farmers Market season has begun!!!
Visit your local Farmers Market to get some fresh local food and know your farmer!
We are hosting two farm tours in July!
July 21 - Spring Ridge Farm on Blue Spring Rd. outside Abingdon
July 28 - Roffey Cattle Company on 80E outside Lebanon
Supper will be served at both these farm tours by Farm Food for $10 a plate
Please RSVP to Appalachian Sustainable Development at (276) 623-1121 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Two more tours are scheduled for September 22 and 29
Check back for more details on these tours
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.