Appalachian Food Summit A Success

Pike County food writer Joyce Pinson, Valerie Horn with Community Farm Alliance, Grow Appalachia and AppalTree, and Lora Smith, one of the organizers of the very first Appalachian Food Summit, discuss this delicious and delectable event and the potential that growing and eating our own foods holds for improving the health and economy of our […]

Its “Growing Appalachia” Time

It is springtime in the mountains again and local gardens are starting to come in. WMMT reports on the annual Growing Appalachia Conference which was held in March at Jenny Wiley State Park. In addition to talk of grassfed beef, herb gathering, and vegetable production, there was plenty of discussion of a variety of ways […]

Mountain Rose Winery: A Story To Be Proud Of

Wise County was once one of the largest apple growing areas in Virginia,  but that industry declined as many orchard lands were mined. The Lawson family is bringing fruit growing back to the region, this time planting grapes on reclaimed strip jobs and making wine at MountainRose Winery. Many of their labels are named after […]