608, 2018

Archived Issues of ASAN Update (Quarterly Newsletter)

By |August 6th, 2018|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. **

 

 

2018 FALL: (click title to open PDF)

Seed Saving 101: Tubers, and More about the Seed Bank
Preview of the 4th Annual Graze: Birmingham
Food & Farm […]

806, 2018

2018 Food & Farm Forum

By |June 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 sessions 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 participants: additional required forms (coming soon!)

Scholarship application form

 
PRICING AND DEADLINES:
Adults:
       Early-bird (mid-Sept to Oct 15): $75
       Regular (Oct 16 to Nov 19): $85
Youth (14-21): […]

806, 2018

4th Annual Graze: Birmingham

By |June 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

 

TICKETS

Graze tickets are […]

2109, 2017

2017 Food & Farm Forum

By |September 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 here in […]

1210, 2016

2016 Regional Food & Farm Forums

By |October 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 leaders, and good […]

2609, 2016

Policy Corner: Business Licenses and Sales Tax

By |September 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 the […]

1506, 2016

Finding Local Food, Farms, and Markets Near You

By |June 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 metro-area […]

704, 2016

New/Expanded Meat Processing Facility to Serve Sustainable Livestock Producers

By |April 7th, 2016|Farmers and Gardeners|1 Comment

ASAN members Jesie and Matthew Lawrence, who own Marble Creek Farmstead in Sylacauga, have recently purchased a majority share in a USDA Inspected processing facility in Pell City. The facility is currently open and processing swine, beef, goat, and lamb, both under USDA inspection as well as under custom exemption.

Matthew and Jesie, along with previous owner Bruce Ervin, […]

606, 2014

Food Policy Briefing: New Cottage Food Law Went into Effect June 1, 2014

By |June 6th, 2014|Farmers and Gardeners, Food Policy|0 Comments

By Kristin Woods, ACES Regional Extension Agent

Locally grown and produced food is becoming more and more popular across Alabama. Farmers markets have provided small food producers and home processors greater economic opportunity. Because of the costs of meeting food regulations, in many cases the markets have provided the only venue available to a small producer. […]

605, 2014

2014 Farmers Market Season is Upon Us!

By |May 6th, 2014|Eaters and Buyers, Farmers and Gardeners|0 Comments

Many farmers markets around the state have already opened, and many more will open in the coming weeks. We’ve compiled the following list of our members’ favorite farmers markets around the state and their 2014 opening days — find one near you!
Do you have a favorite Alabama farmers market that’s not listed here? Let us […]