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Agriculture has the power
to transform Central Appalachia.

That’s why, since 1995, ASD has been a driving force in economic development through agriculture, supporting growers,
food access, workforce development, and sustainability. Our mission is to build a thriving regional food and agriculture system that creates healthy communities, respects the planet, and cultivates profitable opportunities for Appalachians.

Our Impacts

$36.5 Million

sold by Appalachian Harvest for local farmers since 2001


in VA Fresh Match incentives redeemed in SWVA since 2018

53 Associates

trained since launch of Groundwork program in 2020

7 million lbs of Food

donated to rural food pantries in Central Appalachia

150,000 lbs

of food grown by Grow Your Own families since 2012

5,000+ acres

of forest land conserved through forest farming since 2018

34 FARM Mentors

hosted 37 beginning farmer interns since 2017

80+ Raised Beds

installed at local schools, youth clubs, and childcare centers

123,000 Food Boxes

distributed to communities since June 2020

300+ New farms

supported through training and resources

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