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The Virginia SNAP/EBT Farmers Market Toolkit is now available on the VFMMA site.  If you missed the November 20th webinar, you can find the archived recording and presentation slides on our webinar page.

NEW Community Enhancement Grant funds are available for 2015!  West Virginia applications are due January 16, 2015.  North Carolina applications are due January 30, 2015.  RFA's and application forms can be found here.

If you missed the December 18th webinar, A Framework for Linking Food System Networks: the Experiment in Central Appalachia, the archived link and presentation slides are available on our webinar page.

If you missed our September webinars, you can find a link to the archived recordings on our webinar page. Learn more about the  Local Food Cost Calculator (presented by Anthony Flaccavento) and the Cultivate Iowa Campaign (with Elizabeth Dansforth Richey, of the Iowa Food Council's Food Access and Health Working Group).

Congratulations to the AFP Enhancement Grant Recipients!  Check out the funded projects here (or download the press release).

Check out the first draft of our AFP directory. You can also see a map of organizations working to address community food security in the region.

If you would like to be included in the directory or map, please email

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View archived webinars.

Funded through the USDA's Agriculture, Food and Research Initiative (AFRI) grants program. Award Number: 2011-68004-30079

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The Appalachian Foodshed Project (AFP) is using a foodshed concept to address issues of community food security in West Virginia and the Appalachian regions of North Carolina and Virginia. AFP aims to facilitate a network of organizations and individuals working to address issues of community development, economic viability, health, nutrition, food access, social justice, and agriculture. By working collaboratively, AFP hopes to build on the human and natural resources in the region to cultivate resilient food systems and vibrant, healthy communities.

Please read more about the project.