April 21, 2017
Tim Sanders and his wife Becky came back to his family’s land on Indian Creek in Letcher County, KY, from Arizona to retire and live a self sufficient lifestyle. It wasn’t long, though, before neighbors and passersby were stopping and asking about the animals they were tending. And naturally, seeing the heritage breeds of pigs, cows, goats, chickens, and a single turkey, folks began to ask if there was meat for sale. So, the Sanders family became part of a growing number of coalfields Appalachians who are creating a burgeoning local food economy. WMMT’s Kelli Haywood reports.