Local Agricultural Program Wins State GrantThis week, we received the good news that the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Program (ASAP) received a $205,000 grant from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund. The grant is designed to assist and impact rural communities, livestock producers, consumers, farmers and food entrepreneurs.
ASAP’s mission impacts all of Western North Carolina. They work to create a nutritious and economically viable community-based food system. From raising awareness of local farmers and tailgate markets to publicizing events with local experts, they help keep the farm to table culture alive.
Buncombe County native and State Representative Bruce Goforth presented the award to ASAP on February 27 and mentioned the Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau’s support of local agriculture through their Foodtopian Society campaign in his weekly newsletter.