Place-Based Foods of Appalachia

From Rarity to Community Restoration and Market Recovery

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James B. Veteto, Gary Paul Nabhan, Regina Fitzsimmons, Keith Routson, DeJa Walker | 2011 | 36 pages

Placed-Based Foods of Appalachia: From Rarity to Community Restoration and Market Recovery is the first-ever report of the status of 1,412 place-based heirloom foods in central and southern Appalachia. The publication lists varieties of fruits, nuts, berries, vegetables, and grains, and records whether they are extinct, endangered, threatened or common. In addition, the publication contains essays on various Appalachia heirloom foods and the folk and Eastern Cherokee cultures that are so deeply tied to them.

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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.