Growing Local is a weekly audio series about local food and farms in the Southern Appalachians. It airs during Morning Edition on WNCW 88.7 each Monday at 8:50 a.m. Produced by ASAP, the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project.
Feasting with Farmers
With the holidays around the corner, some local farmers are stepping out of the soil and into the kitchen. Gather around the table to hear how farmers from Tumbling Shoals Farm, TK Family Farm, and Candy Mountain Farm celebrate the season.
Meet The Farmers Who Grew Your Thanksgiving
Local farmers have been working all year to bring a fall feast to your table. Meet the farmers who grew the bounty on your Thanksgiving plate in this episode of Growing Local.
TK Family Farm Grows an Orchard and a Family
TK Family Farm is named for the family’s three “knucklehead” kids, but they’re not joking around when it comes to farming. Hear about their trellised apple orchard in Polk County, NC and why patience is key to their farm’s success.
CSA Farmers Look Back on an Unusual Year
Community Supported Agriculture was a popular option when the pandemic began in March. Hear why farms saw an influx of members and how they adjusted their CSAs to meet demand.
Farmers Market Fun Goes Virtual
Farmers markets are a little different during a pandemic, but having fun with local food is still going strong. Hear how the Transylvania Farmers Market and ASAP are finding creative ways to offer market activities online.
Farmers and Food Pantries Join Forces to Help Families
The food pantry at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Marion, NC has seen a significant increase in people seeking nutritious food during the pandemic. Hear how Ol’ Turtle Farm is contributing to the health of the community by participating in ASAP’s Appalachian Farms Feeding Families program.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Lots of fun stories and ideas about local food. It's incredible what farmers are doing in the Southern Appalachians and all over the country.