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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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