Goods from the Woods

February is the time of year when most farmer’s markets here in the mountains go into hibernation, and fresh local produce can be hard to find.  But one organization is working away during these winter months to help farmers and families prepare for the season to come. Appalachian Sustainable Development, or ASD, is working with residents in southwestern Virginia and east Tennesse to create sustainable economic opportunities from their land.  ASD connects farmers, forest landowners, and those who make food and forest products with markets and other resources in the region.  In this report we hear from ASD Executive Director Kathlyn Terry, and presenters and participants at a workshop on developing business strategies for growing and marketing non-timber forest products.

 

Entrepreneurship
Farm & Forestry
Local Foods