Meet Andy Moore, Andy is in his second year w/the Grow Appalachia program and the Farmers Market. Andy lives far off the beaten path at Big Branch. Andy has three gardens and has done a great job accommodating this year to keep a steady supply of fresh vegetables for market.
Don Maggard, a Grow Appalachia participant is in his second year with the Farmers Market was on our market garden tour. Don has a 45 minute drive from his home each Saturday morning to the market. Last year he came on the days his crops weren’t there just to support the market.
Don represented the Farmers Market at the Summer Feeding program celebration and shared what the market meant to him. The most important benefit to him was being part of growing the community and making new friends and connections. Don’s Grandson’s also work with him at the market, pitching in when they can.
Chris is new to Grow Appalachia this year and he and his family have been a great addition. Chris also has three garden spaces and is hoping for the GREAT Pumpkin Patch. Chris has made sales outside the market w/his supply of corn. Chris’ son, Levi often provides music for the market and helps out too.
Shane and his family farm on Cowan, and have a small roadside stand. Shane’s work with the coal industry goes back and forth, but his effort and dedication to his garden is solid. Shane has the only high tunnel in Letcher County, with funding from the NCRS.
Logan works with Grow Appalachia and is growing on land that has fed many generations. Logan works with his Grandma often in the garden.
Thanks to Christy Buettner Boyd and Homeplace TV24 for sharing the day with us and doing interviews of our growers. We will post the link when it becomes available.