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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

ASAN COVID-19 ADAPTATION FUND

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

29 07, 2019

ASAN is hiring!

By |2020-04-23T19:32:54+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 |2020-05-05T21:17:18+00:00June 25th, 2019|Events, Farmers and Gardeners, Newsflash!, Resources|2 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 |2019-11-14T18:06:10+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 [...]