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Farmer Support

farmThe Farmer Support Cluster focuses on developing policies and supporting programs and information sharing that enhances farm profitability and preserves farmland.



Strategic Priorities Addressed:

  • Identify and address health code and scale obstacles for small food enterprises (like food trucks or community markets).
  • Identify barriers to and develop storage and processing facilities for large quantity of grown and gleaned local food.
  • Pursue farmland preservation strategies.

The Farmer Support Cluster meets monthly:

Every 3rd Tuesday each month
1:30-2:30 PM
Buncombe County Extension Soil and Water Office
49 Mount Carmel Rd. Asheville, 28806
Representatives: Ariel Zijp

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