Local, State, and National Influences

Federal Government

SARE—Sustainable Agriculture Research and EducationSARE Grant

USDA—United States Department of Agriculture

National and State Organizations

Appalachian Regional Commission

ASAP—Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project

BRAHM—Blowing Rock Art History Museum

Bread for the World

One World Everybody Eats

Carolina Farm Credit

CFSA—Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

CEFS—Center for Environmental Farming SystemsNC Choices

Climate Voices

Community Food Strategies

Conservation Fund

Fair Food Network

Farmers Market Coalition

Heifer International

National Black Farmers Association

National Young Farmers Coalition

NC A&T—North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

North Carolina Community Foundation

NCSU—North Carolina State UniversityNC State Extension

RAFI—Rural Advancement Foundation International

Tobacco Trust Fund

Z Smith Reynolds Foundation

Local Community Organizations

Appalachian Voices

Ascent Business Network

Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce

Boone Area Chamber of Commerce

Boone Service League

Boone Sunrise Rotary Club

Boy Scouts of America

Blue Ridge Conservancy

Blue Ridge Garden Club

Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture

Community Foundation of Western North Carolina

Clabough Foundation

High Country Council of Governments

High Country Local First

High Country United Way

Media Outlets

Mountain BizWorks

PHARMN—Preserve Heritage, Agriculture, and Regional Markets Now

Startup High Country

Town of Boone

  • Affordable Housing Task Force

  • Board of Adjustment

  • Community Appearance

  • Cultural Resources Board

  • Downtown Boone Development Association

  • Historic Preservation Commission

  • Outside Agency Funding Review Committee

  • Planning Commission

  • Sustainability, Economics, and Environment Committee

  • Tourism Development Association

  • Transportation Committee

Watauga County Community Foundation

Watauga County Government

Watauga Economic Development Commission

Village Vision

Other Influences

Local economy

Weather/growing seasons

Cultural demand for vibrant local food system

Availability of affordable farm land