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1506, 2016

Finding Local Food, Farms, and Markets Near You

By |June 15th, 2016|Eaters and Buyers, Farmers and Gardeners, Resources, Uncategorized|0 Comments

One of the most common types of questions we get is along the lines of: “Where can I find   {farm product}    near where I live in    {town}     ?”   It’s exciting to hear these questions, because it means that customers are wanting local food!

Between 2010 and 2013, ASAN produced several metro-area […]

704, 2016

New/Expanded Meat Processing Facility to Serve Sustainable Livestock Producers

By |April 7th, 2016|Farmers and Gardeners|1 Comment

ASAN members Jesie and Matthew Lawrence, who own Marble Creek Farmstead in Sylacauga, have recently purchased a majority share in a USDA Inspected processing facility in Pell City. The facility is currently open and processing swine, beef, goat, and lamb, both under USDA inspection as well as under custom exemption.

Matthew and Jesie, along with previous owner Bruce Ervin, […]

404, 2016

Now Hiring: Job Opportunities in Alabama Food (April 2016)

By |April 4th, 2016|Classifieds|0 Comments

Employment opportunities in Alabama food (as of April 4, 2016):
(UPDATED 4/22/16)

FARMING AND FOOD PRODUCTION:

Marble Creek Farmstead (Sylacauga, Talladega County):
Marble Creek Farmstead is a family farm that raises pastured chickens, pork, beef, lamb, goat, duck, turkey, and rabbit. They have a large egg business, and raise about one acre of vegetables for market gardens. They sell some products via wholesale […]

803, 2016

Sustainable Farming Equipment For Sale!

By |March 8th, 2016|Classifieds|0 Comments

ASAN owns several pieces of farm equipment uniquely suited to small-scale sustainable production.  We acquired this equipment as part of a collaborative grant in 2008, with the intention that, after the grant project ended, the equipment would be rented out for farmers to use on their own farms.  That has happened, though not at the […]

102, 2016

Now Hiring: Job Opportunities in Alabama Food (Feb 2016)

By |February 1st, 2016|Classifieds|0 Comments

Employment opportunities in Alabama food (as of February 1, 2016):

FARMING:

Marble Creek Farmstead (Sylacauga, Talladega County):
ASAN farm member Marble Creek Farmstead, a sustainable family farm beginning its third year of operation, is hiring for a full time farm manager / grower position.  This person will manage and grow the farm’s fruit and vegetable garden, and work with the livestock […]

512, 2015

ASAN to Receive Proceeds from Whole Foods Market Mountain Brook’s 5% Community Giving Day on December 8!

By |December 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We are thrilled to announce that the Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network (ASAN) has been selected by Whole Foods Market (WFM) Mountain Brook, as the beneficiary of this quarter’s 5% Community Giving Day!  Five percent of the store’s net proceeds on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, will be donated to support ASAN.  This generous donation will enable […]

406, 2015

Join Us for ASAN’s 2015 Regional Food & Farm Forums!

By |June 4th, 2015|Events, Food & Farm Forum|0 Comments

The 2015 Regional Food & Farm Forums will convene farmers, gardeners, community leaders, and good food advocates to “cross-pollinate” and learn from one another.

The dates and locations for the 2015 Regional Food & Farm Forums series are as follows.  Don’t miss these fantastic events!  And be sure to keep an eye on this page for […]

705, 2015

Apply today for a summer internship with ASAN!

By |May 7th, 2015|Classifieds|0 Comments

The Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network is offering paid and unpaid summer internships to those who are passionate about building robust, equitable, and ecologically sound food systems in Alabama.

All interns will participate in the full breadth of ASAN’s roles and operations, though internships can be tailored to focus on specific areas of interest, including: communications, public […]

606, 2014

Food Policy Briefing: New Cottage Food Law Went into Effect June 1, 2014

By |June 6th, 2014|Farmers and Gardeners, Food Policy|0 Comments

By Kristin Woods, ACES Regional Extension Agent

Locally grown and produced food is becoming more and more popular across Alabama. Farmers markets have provided small food producers and home processors greater economic opportunity. Because of the costs of meeting food regulations, in many cases the markets have provided the only venue available to a small producer. […]

605, 2014

2014 Farmers Market Season is Upon Us!

By |May 6th, 2014|Eaters and Buyers, Farmers and Gardeners|0 Comments

Many farmers markets around the state have already opened, and many more will open in the coming weeks. We’ve compiled the following list of our members’ favorite farmers markets around the state and their 2014 opening days — find one near you!
Do you have a favorite Alabama farmers market that’s not listed here? Let us […]