Yearly Archives: 2020

11 06, 2020

The resilient Alabama we envision is impossible without racial justice

By |2020-06-11T15:18:46+00:00June 11th, 2020|Newsflash!, Take Action!|0 Comments

ASAN unequivocally affirms that black lives matter, and that the work we do must actively seek to dismantle white supremacy.  Our organization’s vision is of a resilient agricultural system in Alabama, and our core beliefs affirm that a resilient agricultural system is and must be just. Building a just agricultural system in Alabama will require [...]

7 06, 2020

Archived Issues of ASAN Update (Quarterly Newsletter)

By |2020-06-10T20:00:31+00:00June 7th, 2020|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. **   2020 SUMMER (click title to open PDF) COVID-19 Brings Widespread Disruption, and opportunities for Building Community Resilience ASAN offers COVID-19 Relief Funds for Farmers and [...]

26 05, 2020


By |2020-06-09T21:30:11+00:00May 26th, 2020|Classifieds, Farmers and Gardeners, Movers and Shakers, Newsflash!, Resources, Take Action!|0 Comments

With support from the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, ASAN is offering mini-grants to farmers and farmers markets in Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount, and Walker Counties, to cover costs associated with adapting to COVID-19. These mini-grants -- averaging $500 or less -- can cover the cost of safety and accessibility upgrades, as well as any adaptive [...]

30 04, 2020

Current Links

By |2020-07-20T15:54:36+00:00April 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Central Alabama CRAFT - Advanced Poultry Production & Processing (7/26) Directory of Local Farms/Markets During Covid 19 List Your Farm In The directory (see above) click to donate click to join!

23 04, 2020

ASAN is hiring!

By |2020-04-23T20:37:56+00:00April 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ASAN is currently hiring for two full-time positions: Farmer Support Coordinator This person will spearhead ASAN's farmer-specific programming and support.  They will work closely with farmers on a daily basis, whether through organizing on-farm events (through the Central Alabama CRAFT Network), visiting farms to conduct a statewide farmer needs assessment, or communicating through other means [...]

18 03, 2020

Resource Hub for COVID-19

By |2020-04-28T16:55:50+00:00March 18th, 2020|Events, Newsflash!, Resources, Uncategorized|1 Comment

ASAN RESOURCE PAGE FOR COVID-19 PANDEMIC: This page will be updated as new resources become available, so check back periodically!     LOCAL FARMS/MARKETS DIRECTORY: These are difficult, uncertain times, and many of our typical supply lines are strained or cut off.  But local farmers are here for you! Many are needing your support more [...]

1 02, 2020

ASAN Member Profile: Allison & Kirk Creel, Blue Rooster Farms

By |2020-02-11T22:02:41+00:00February 1st, 2020|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. It’s always a treat to learn the ways in which our members first found, stumbled upon, or re-discovered ASAN. For Allison and Kirk Creel of Blue Rooster Farms, they rediscovered the organization after [...]

24 01, 2020

Now Accepting Applications for ASAN’s 2020 Youth Forum Coordinator and 2020 Youth Council!

By |2020-03-11T18:37:07+00:00January 24th, 2020|Classifieds, Events, Food & Farm Forum, Newsflash!|2 Comments

In 2018, alongside the (adult) Food & Farm Forum, for the first time ever we held a Youth Food & Farm Forum geared towards youth ages 14-21.  The second Youth Forum was held in December 2019.  Both times, the Youth Forum was planned, promoted, and executed by our Youth Forum Coordinator in collaboration with a [...]

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