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1303, 2018

ASAN Member Profile: Working Cows Dairy

By |March 13th, 2018|Member Profiles|0 Comments

For more about the ASAN Member Profiles series, click here.  For a full collection of the profiles published thus far, click here.


Jan and Rinske de Jong bid farewell to their native home, the Netherlands to seek new opportunities in the United States. Leaving friends and family in Holland, they were guided by a passion and […]

1303, 2018

ASAN Member Profile: Kristin Woods

By |March 13th, 2018|Member Profiles|0 Comments

For more about the ASAN Member Profiles series, click here.  For a full collection of the profiles published thus far, click here.

Born in California and raised in Texas, Kristin Woods made her arrival in the southeast US in 1999 after landing a job as Process Development Scientist for Wayne Farms in Georgia, advising how to […]

1303, 2018

Introducing: ASAN Member Profiles Series

By |March 13th, 2018|Member Profiles|0 Comments

Introducing our newest feature: membership profiles!  Since many of you are miles apart, we thought it could be helpful for you to get to know more about other ASAN members.  These profiles will be excerpted in the quarterly print newsletter and featured in full-length here on our website.

To nominate someone (an individual, farm/family, or business/organization) to […]

1303, 2018

Archived Issues of ASAN Update (Quarterly Newsletter)

By |March 13th, 2018|Eaters and Buyers, Events, Farmers and Gardeners, Food Policy, Intersections, Movers and Shakers, Newsflash!, Resources|0 Comments

** CLICK ON THE ISSUE “TITLE” (Year and season) to open the full PDF! **
** Clicking on the image will only open an enlarged version of the image. **



2018 SPRING: (click title to open PDF)

2017 in Review: “Cultivate ASAN” Strategic Planning Process
2017 in Review: Food & Farm Forum
Seed Saving 101: Harvesting and […]

903, 2018

Roller Crimper For Sale

By |March 9th, 2018|Classifieds|0 Comments

ASAN acquired a roller crimper as part of a collaborative grant in 2008, with the intention that, after the grant project ended, it (along with several other pieces of farm equipment) would be rented out for farmers to use on their own farms.  That happened, though not at the scale that we would have wanted, […]

2109, 2017

2017 Food & Farm Forum

By |September 21st, 2017|Events, Food & Farm Forum, Resources|0 Comments


The 2017 Food & Farm Forum will take place Friday and Saturday December 8-9 at Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, AL.  The event will start Friday morning and conclude Saturday evening, so participants traveling from farther parts of the state are encouraged to arrive Thursday evening and depart Sunday morning.

We’ll be posting more information here in […]

1407, 2017

3rd Annual Graze: Birmingham

By |July 14th, 2017|Events|2 Comments

Graze: Birmingham is a farm-to-fork picnic in which attendees “graze” on a wide variety of dishes, each produced by a different local farmer + local restaurant pair. Add in some picnic blankets, live music, and delicious local beverages… and it’s a picnic you don’t want to miss!

Sunday, September 17, 2017
Avondale Brewery


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505, 2017

Help “Cultivate ASAN” in 2017!

By |May 5th, 2017|Events, Take Action!, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network (ASAN) invites you to join us as we imagine and envision a course for our next few years.  See this previous post for more background about why we’re undertaking this process now, and an overview of our plans for the year.

What do you imagine sustainable farming will look like in […]

1204, 2017

ASAN Welcomes New Development Director AND Grows Into New Office Space!

By |April 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ASAN is growing as fast as the henbit and chickweed, this spring!  We are thrilled to make TWO major announcements this week, about the growth of our organization:

New staff:
First, we are thrilled to welcome Christine (Chris) Meyer onto the ASAN staff as our new Development Director!  Chris will help raise funding and awareness for ASAN, as […]

103, 2017

2017: A Year of Outreach, Planning, and Strategizing

By |March 1st, 2017|Food & Farm Forum, Newsflash!|0 Comments

Throughout the coming year, we invite you – the members and supporters of ASAN – to be a part of a process of reassessing and realigning with our mission and vision, and defining a sound and strategic plan for how we’ll pursue those goals in the next few years.

The sustainable food movement has changed tremendously […]