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2209, 2016

Archived Issues of ASAN Update (Quarterly Newsletter)

By |September 22nd, 2016|Eaters and Buyers, Events, Farmers and Gardeners, Food Policy, Intersections, Movers and Shakers, Newsflash!, Resources|0 Comments

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2016 FALL: (click to open PDF)

Policy corner: Business Licenses and Sales Tax – By Sheree Martin
Notes from the Field: How I Spent my Summer Vacation
— Going […]

1208, 2016

2016 Regional Food & Farm Forums

By |August 12th, 2016|Eaters and Buyers, Events, Farmers and Gardeners, Food & Farm Forum, Movers and Shakers, Newsflash!|0 Comments

 

ASAN’s annual series of Regional Food & Farm Forums will convene farmers, gardeners, community leaders, and good food advocates to “cross-pollinate” and learn from one another, in four locations around the state (see below).

ABOUT THE REGIONAL FORUMS:
The Regional Forums are training and networking events that bring together small-scale and sustainable farmers, gardeners, community leaders, and good […]

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 […]

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 […]

1803, 2014

Join ASAN for a Potluck in Your Community!

By |March 18th, 2014|Eaters and Buyers, Events, Farmers and Gardeners|0 Comments

Are you a farmer, gardener, or lover of sustainably and locally grown food? You are invited to join the Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network for one of our community potlucks, being held throughout the state in the month of April!
Get to know other folks in your community who are growing, eating, and supporting sustainable food! Plus, […]

3004, 2012

Chilton Food Innovation Center Formally Launches May 1

By |April 30th, 2012|Eaters and Buyers, Newsflash!|0 Comments

The Chilton Food Innovation Center, a fully equipped industrial kitchen that will provide local farmers and other aspiring entrepreneurs with opportunities and technical assistance with food processing, will be formally launched Tuesday, May 1. The formal opening will begin at 2 p.m. at the Center, located on 13 First Avenue in Clanton.
The Food Innovation Center […]

902, 2012

Food for thought on boosting Alabama’s economy (editorial)

By |February 9th, 2012|Eaters and Buyers|0 Comments

By John Peck, The Huntsville Times Link To The Original Source Of This Article HUNTSVILLE, Alabama _ There’s an untapped industry in Alabama that is worth hundreds of millions of dollars and is as close as our dinner plate. It’s the local farm economy, and efforts are under way to tap into it. That interest […]

702, 2012

State’s First Food Policy Council Formed

By |February 7th, 2012|Eaters and Buyers, Food Policy, Newsflash!|0 Comments

BY:  AARP Alabama Link To Original Source Of This Article
The first food policy council in Alabama was recently established as a direct result of work done by AARP and other stakeholders in 2011. Through the “Drive to End Hunger” initiative, AARP sponsored a hunger conference with UAB; made $10,000 donations to two food banks; organized […]