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7 08, 2019

Archived Issues of ASAN Update (Quarterly Newsletter)

By |2019-11-04T20:51:10+00:00August 7th, 2019|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. **   2019 WINTER (click title to open PDF) Join Us on the Coast! Food & Farm Forum 2019 Central Alabama CRAFT Network Kicks Off With a [...]

29 07, 2019

ASAN is hiring!

By |2019-09-16T15:47:26+00:00July 29th, 2019|Classifieds, Newsflash!|0 Comments

ASAN is hiring a full-time Membership & Office Coordinator, who will perform a variety of critical functions in the day-to-day operations of our small, growing organization. This person will manage ASAN's contact database and paid membership, manage our office, and provide general organizational support as part of a small, collaborative team.  The ideal candidate will [...]

25 06, 2019

Central Alabama CRAFT Network

By |2019-10-09T16:45:55+00:00June 25th, 2019|Events, Farmers and Gardeners, Newsflash!, Resources|0 Comments

Central Alabama CRAFT Network What is CRAFT? CRAFT stands for Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training.  The original CRAFT network formed in upstate New York as a way to provide diverse on-farm training and a shared social network for farm interns, apprentices, and employees.  The model has been replicated in many other places, and adapted [...]

6 06, 2019

2019 Food & Farm Forum / Youth Food & Farm Forum

By |2019-11-08T19:50:49+00:00June 6th, 2019|Eaters and Buyers, Events, Farmers and Gardeners, Food & Farm Forum, Movers and Shakers, Newsflash!|0 Comments

Thurs Dec 5, 2019 - Field trips Fri-Sat Dec 6-7 - General Forum sessions Camp Beckwith, Fairhope, AL   QUICK LINKS: Registration form (includes lodging reservation) Youth Food & Farm Forum details Supplemental forms for youth participants: DOC format or PDF format   PROGRAM: Click here for the overall Forum schedule. Click here for a [...]

21 05, 2019

Fifth Annual Graze: Birmingham

By |2019-09-08T02:07:58+00:00May 21st, 2019|Eaters and Buyers, Events, Newsflash!|0 Comments

  FIFTH ANNUAL GRAZE: BIRMINGHAM Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of the 5th year of Graze: Birmingham, ASAN's annual farm-to-fork fundraiser celebrating the best in Birmingham food! Over 15 farmer-chef pairs collaborate each on a single dish, which they serve in sample sizes to picnickers as they graze from booth to booth [...]

21 05, 2019

Inaugural Graze: Huntsville

By |2019-07-11T14:20:47+00:00May 21st, 2019|Eaters and Buyers, Events, Newsflash!|0 Comments

INAUGURAL GRAZE: HUNTSVILLE Our Graze family is growing! We’re launching our annual farm-to-fork picnic in the Rocket City, Huntsville, AL, and so far, the buzz is building! Graze showcases the amazing food alchemy that can come from collaborations between farmers and chefs who are equally committed to quality, craft, and to growing a rich, locally [...]

20 02, 2019

Apply to join the 2019 ASAN Youth Council!

By |2019-03-15T20:42:55+00:00February 20th, 2019|Classifieds, Events, Food & Farm Forum, Newsflash!|2 Comments

In 2018, alongside the (adult) Food & Farm Forum, we held our first-ever Youth Food & Farm Forum, geared towards youth ages 14-21.  The Youth Forum was planned, promoted, and executed by our six-member Youth Council from around the state, along with our Youth Forum Coordinator. About 25 youth attended the inaugural Youth Forum, and [...]

24 01, 2019

Job alert: 2019 Youth Food & Farm Forum Coordinator

By |2019-01-31T19:19:09+00:00January 24th, 2019|Classifieds, Food & Farm Forum, Newsflash!|0 Comments

The first-ever Youth Food & Farm Forum, held in December 2018, was a huge, huge success! ASAN is thrilled to announce that we will again be forming a Youth Council and holding a Youth Food & Farm Forum in 2019!  The Youth Council will form in the spring and will plan the 2019 Youth Forum, [...]

31 10, 2018

ASAN and Hometown Action Launch Community Survey

By |2019-01-30T03:18:58+00:00October 31st, 2018|Food Policy, Intersections, Newsflash!, Take Action!|0 Comments

By Kathleen Kirkpatrick, Hometown Action (pictured at right, on far right) When I began thinking more strategically about possible partnerships for Hometown Action’s growth as an organization, Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network (ASAN) was an obvious choice. A primary reason I was originally drawn to Hometown Action is our emphasis on people-centered, sustainable solutions for small [...]

25 07, 2018

Meet Mindy Santo

By |2019-01-30T03:18:58+00:00July 25th, 2018|Newsflash!|0 Comments

Mindy Santo is a part-time Program Assistant with ASAN, who first joined the team in October 2017 to help plan the 2017 Food & Farm Forum.  She is also a women’s empowerment coach, speaker, relationship-builder, writer, organizer, and food, health, and sustainability enthusiast. Originally from Ohio, Mindy earned her undergraduate degree in Retail Marketing & Management [...]