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6 06, 2019

2019 Food & Farm Forum / Youth Food & Farm Forum

By |2019-06-06T17:52:19+00:00June 6th, 2019|Eaters and Buyers, Events, Farmers and Gardeners, Food & Farm Forum, Movers and Shakers, Newsflash!|0 Comments

Thurs Dec 5, 2019 - Pre-Forum sessions and field trips Fri-Sat Dec 6-7 - General Forum sessions Camp Beckwith, Fairhope, AL   QUICK LINKS: Call for Session Proposals - deadline June 17, 2019 Coming in September: Registration form Lodging reservation form Scholarship application form Draft agenda   CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS: This year we are [...]

21 05, 2019

Fifth Annual Graze: Birmingham

By |2019-05-23T15:19:15+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 in [...]

21 05, 2019

Inaugural Graze: Huntsville

By |2019-05-23T15:24:16+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 [...]

7 05, 2019

Archived Issues of ASAN Update (Quarterly Newsletter)

By |2019-05-09T21:27:00+00:00May 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 SUMMER (click title to open PDF) Propose a Session for this Year’s Forum / Youth Forum! Join us in July for the Inaugural Graze: [...]

8 06, 2018

2018 Food & Farm Forum

By |2019-03-04T17:40:02+00:00June 8th, 2018|Eaters and Buyers, Events, Farmers and Gardeners, Food & Farm Forum, Movers and Shakers, Newsflash!|0 Comments

Friday-Saturday December 7-8, 2018 (Pre-Forum session Thurs Dec 6) Camp McDowell Nauvoo, AL   QUICK LINKS: (see details under the respective headers below) Registration form (all ages) Lodging reservation form Youth Forum additional required forms, in DOCX format (click to download) Youth Forum additional required forms, in PDF format (click to download) Scholarship application form [...]

8 06, 2018

4th Annual Graze: Birmingham

By |2019-05-21T20:16:47+00:00June 8th, 2018|Eaters and Buyers, Events, Newsflash!|2 Comments

Graze: Birmingham is a farm-to-fork picnic in which attendees “graze” on a wide variety of dishes, each produced by a different local farmer + local restaurant pair. Add in some picnic blankets, live music, and delicious local beverages… and it’s a picnic you don’t want to miss! Sunday, September 9, 2018 5-8pm Avondale Brewery   [...]

21 09, 2017

2017 Food & Farm Forum

By |2019-01-30T03:18:59+00:00September 21st, 2017|Events, Food & Farm Forum, Resources|0 Comments

  The 2017 Food & Farm Forum will take place Friday and Saturday December 8-9 at Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, AL.  The event will start Friday morning and conclude Saturday evening, so participants traveling from farther parts of the state are encouraged to arrive Thursday evening and depart Sunday morning. We'll be posting more information [...]

12 10, 2016

2016 Regional Food & Farm Forums

By |2019-01-30T03:19:00+00:00October 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 [...]

26 09, 2016

Policy Corner: Business Licenses and Sales Tax

By |2019-01-30T03:19:00+00:00September 26th, 2016|Farmers and Gardeners, Food Policy|0 Comments

This is the full-length version of an article that appears in the Fall 2016 issue of the ASAN Update, our quarterly print newsletter.  Question 1 appears exactly as it does in the newsletter.  Question 2 appears in this blog post with additional details that were cut in the newsletter due to space constraints. This is [...]

15 06, 2016

Finding Local Food, Farms, and Markets Near You

By |2019-01-30T03:19:00+00:00June 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 [...]