Visiting Creech Orchard

Terry Creech is a rare breed – a second generation apple grower in Harlan County, KY. Jeremy Williams, Harlan County Extension Agent, and Mitch Whitaker from the Letcher County office led a tour to one of the Creech Orchards. Situated at 4,100 feet at the highest point on Black Mountain, the orchard has a climate […]

Mountain Talk – Growing Appalachia

In this edition of Mountain Talk host Sylvia Ryerson talks with special guests Todd Howard, Fern Nafziger and Nathan Hall about the upcoming Growing Appalachia day of free workshops, which will take place this Saturday, April 14 at the Jenny Wiley State Park near Prestonsburg, KY.  The workshops will cover a broad range of ways to save and earn […]

Planning for Planting

It’s been an unusually mild winter here in the mountains, and many are wondering how this will affect our growing season.  On Friday, February 17, growers from throughout the region came together to discuss this and more at the east Kentucky fruit and vegetable conference. The day-long conference was held at the Letcher County Extension […]

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 […]