Valerie Horn, Cowan Creek

Photo courtesy of Malcolm Wilson, photographer, graphic designer, marketing consultant, web designer & artist, living in Blackey, KY.  This photo was taken at one of many gatherings at the Letcher County Extension Office.  Malcolm is our friend and is often offering his talents to our Grow Appalachia participants, Whitesburg/Letcher County Farmers Market and all of Appalachia.  Malcolm is the force behind Humans of Central Appalachia.  If you aren’t getting these stories on your Facebook news feed, you are missing out.  Inspired by Humans of New York, Malcolm has created a platform for folks to share their stories and captures the moment with a stellar photo.  We’ve been graced with his presence at our market several times, collecting stories from the community and our growers.  The landscape is beautiful, but the people make it real.

This month, I’d like to share the stories of a few of the folks that are Growing Appalachia. Enjoy stories from the past couple years that Malcolm has shared on the Humans of Central Appalachia site.

Janet Kincer, Market Manager

Dock Frazier, Grower

Andy Moore, Former Market Grower

Brice Baker, Grower

Valerie Horn, Me!

Sharman Chapman-Crane, Local Artist

Teddy Ratliff, Bee Keeper

Kevin Howard, Local Musician

Denise Bates, Market Support/Vista

Steve Ruth, Local Musician @ the Market

Alex Brashear, Grower