Central Appalachian Network: 2018 Local Food System Impacts – $20 Million in Producer Sales!
For almost a decade, the Central Appalachian Network and its partners have been tracking local food value chain data using the Wealth Works framework across the Central Appalachian region. We have just finished compiling the data for 2018, and are excited to share the results from another successful year. Read more about the 2018 metrics in our blog post - some of which include $20 million in producer sales!
Civil Eats: With a Focus on Food Sovereignty, Rural Appalachian Ohio is Rebounding
Rich terrain, traditional foodways and native plants are becoming a source of economic development and empowerment in Appalachian Ohio. Great Civil Eats read featuring our partners, Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet) and Rural Action! Communities across Appalachia could see similar benefits by embracing local food.
Central Appalachian Network: Congress Run Greenhouse: Farm Enterprises takes Grit and Gumption
Check out the first blog post in a series of 3 highlighting some of ACEnet’s local farm partners. This first blog post is about Congress Run Greenhouse and Gabriel Farms. Read the story of how this family moved to Southeast Ohio and started their own farm with the guidance of ACEnet and their community.
Central Appalachian Network: Primaterra Farm: Farm Enterprises Takes Grit and Gumption
Check out the second blog post in a series of 3 highlighting some of ACEnet’s local farm partners. This blog post is about Henry Jochem at Primaterra Farms. Read the story Henry ‘s sustainable farming and his passion for providing radishes to Southeast Ohio.
Central Appalachian Network: Farm on the Ridge: Farm Enterprises Takes Grit and Gumption
Check out the last blog post in a series of 3 highlighting some of ACEnet’s local farm partners. This blog post is about Farm on the Ridge and their pork products. Read the story of how they developed their product line and how they became a tenant of ACEnet’s Food & Farm Enterprise Center.
WYMT: Farmers: Kentucky's Hemp Industry Could Revitalize Eastern Kentucky
“Kentucky's Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said that Kentucky hemp processors reported nearly $58 million in gross product sales in 2018, more than double the sales in 2017.
"It's a new economy for Kentucky," said farmer and Chief Executive Officer of A-1 Implements Max Hammond. Hammond is advocating for farmers in Appalachia to invest in Kentucky's hemp industry.”