John Dugan, a farmer from Cherokee, NC, was recently awarded a valuable new asset to his produce stand: a roomy, climate-controlled trailer he can haul behind his truck to keep produce fresh in transport. Learn more about John and the importance of agriculture in Kituway to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians community.
Chloe Riley, an undergraduate student at NC State University (NC State) in the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management recently had the opportunity to work with several professors from NC State on an exciting project with EmPOWERING Mountain Food Systems.
Mallaidh Mleziva shares her work & reflects on her EMFS Apprenticeship at Sustainabillies Mallaidh Mleziva is a 2020 graduate from Western Carolina University and one of the EMFS Summer Apprentices. Christina Newhouse, the Apprenticeship Program Manager for [...]
The EmPOWERing Mountain Food Systems Project is partnering with Blue Ridge Food Ventures (BRFV) to support value-added production in our region. Producers are eligible to receive up to $3,000 in technical support, consulting, and rental fees associated with production at [...]