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.
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!
sold through Appalachian
Harvest for local farmers since 2001
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
of forest land conserved through
forest farming since 2018
123,000 food boxes
distributed since June 2020
trained since launch of Groundwork
32 FARM mentors
hosted 35 Beginning Farmers in the
28 new farm startups
through agriculture education programs