Tobacco Transitions: Community Based Economic Renewal, Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project

Year Funded

2002

Amount

$347,500.00

Project will provide direct assistance to 25 burley tobacco growers to help transition to organic food production systems and develop new local and regional market opportunities for these growers. Also, the project will direct financial assistance to the newly established Mountain Tailgate Market Association that serves 100 area farmers (including 30 tobacco farmers). Project will also provide support to Carolina Organic Growers, Inc. that provides marketing opportunities to transitioned organic farmers.

Gary Gumz
Director
ASAP 564 Indigo Bunting Lane Marshall, NC 28753