Added Value in the Local Food System

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2017: $300,000.00
Projected End Date: 08/31/2021
Grant Recipient: Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP)
Region: Southern
State: North Carolina
Principal Investigator:
Charlie Jackson
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project
The role of food entrepreneurs in a local food system building effort in the Southern Appalachians (2021). This paper discusses the findings of research conducted with entrepreneurs of local food in the project region. The research investigated the experiences of local food entrepreneurs to understand their motivations for working with local food, the challenges they experience, and the strategies they use to make local food financially viable.
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers; Consumers
This product is associated with the project "Growing Local - Phase III"
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.