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 [...]
** 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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]