High Country Local Food Summit 2010

food summitSustaining Communities: Bringing Economy, Ecology and Equality to the Table

Presented by:

  • The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Program at Appalachian State University
  • With generous support from Harold and Mazie Jones Levenson Fund for the Environment

This year's High Country Local Food Summit took place on November 12 and 13 at the Valle Crucis Conference Center. The theme "Sustaining Communities: Bringing Economy, Ecology, and Equality to the Table" was presented in eight different panel sessions: Direct Marketing, Food Security and Hunger, Sustainable Forestry and Forest Products, Farm Finances and Grant Monies, Farmer Access to Appalachian Food Services at ASU, Possibilities for a Local Meat Processing Facility in the High Country, Land Access for Older and Newer Farmers, and Farm Profitability: Obstacles and Opportunities.

A total of 87 community members attended the summit on Friday, and 40 attended the half-day on Saturday. The Food Summit provided a rare and valuable opportunity to have so many experts involved in the High Country local food system in one place focused on how to activate real change in our region.

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Notes from the Panels and Working Group Sessions are available by clicking on the name of the panel below:

File attachmentTypeSize
Farm Finances and Grant MoniesPDF110.75 KB
Food Security and Hunger PanelPDF94.23 KB
Sustainable Forestry and Forest ProductsPDF94.12 KB
Possibilities for Meat Processing Facilities in the High CountryPDF89.02 KB
Farmer Access to Appalachian Food Services at ASUPDF115.16 KB
Direct MarketingPDF82.86 KB
Land Access for Older and Newer FarmersPDF109.8 KB
Farm Profitability: Opportunities and ObstaclesPDF108.68 KB