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Supporting Farmers and Tackling Hunger

Since 1995, ASD’s mission has been to connect farmers and growers with the resources they need to move food from their farms to your table. If you are a family farmer or a grower of any size, we want to help you thrive. Our job is to listen to your goals, respect your vision, and connect you to the tools and markets you need to be successful.

If you’re not a farmer but want to take control of your own food story, we can help. We donate millions of pounds of food each year to rural food banks and food pantries, but we know the best way to end hunger in Central Appalachia is to empower people to grow their own food.

The Producer Pathway

Interested in participating in the plethora of Agriculture Education opportunities ASD has to offer, but don’t know where to start? We have an awesome tool that will help agriculture producers of all skill levels assess their knowledge and find out how we can help them reach their goals. Explore the Producer Pathway and find out more about what programming is right for you!

Explore the Producer Pathway

our Impact

$30 Mm

sold through Appalachian

Harvest for local farmers since 2001

145,000 LBS

of food grown by Grow Your Own

families since 2012

80 raised beds

installed at local schools, youth clubs,

and childcare centers


in Virginia Fresh Match incentives have

been redeemed in SWVA since May 2018

4,409 acres

of forest land conserved through

forest farming since 2018

123,000 food boxes

distributed since June 2020

30 associates

trained since launch of Groundwork

32 FARM mentors

hosted 35 Beginning Farmers in the

FARM program

28 new farm startups

through agriculture education programs

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