Growth Initiative

Food & Farming

Local Food & Farming Initiatives

Join a network of Western North Carolina farmers working together to identify successful business models in the local food economy. The Appalachian Grown Farm Business Initiative brings together farmers from all over Western North Carolina to learn from each other on topics specific to farm enterprises such as: diversify market shares, financial management, supply chain management, record keeping, and more!

What we offer in Food & Farming

Industry specific classes, workshops events, and other resources to help you succeed in your sector.


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One-on-one business coaching

Farmers in the program have access to one-on-one business coaching.

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GET FUNDING

Get a farm-specific small business loan

We’ve built programs for lending specifically to those of you in the local food and farming business.

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WORKSHOP

Business of Farming Series

Yes! We’ve designed a series of workshops specifically focused on building community and connections in the local farming industry.

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PARTNERING TOGETHER

Why we need more B-Corps in this region?

Our region is home to people and companies that care about the triple bottom line: not just the financial impact of their life and business, but also the oft-overlooked social and environmental impacts. That’s what being a B Corp is all about: B Corps aspire to use the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems.

Learn more about B-Corps
Learn about B-Corporations in Appalachia

Local Food & Farming Initiatives is a Growth Initiative* of Mountain Bizworks.

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*Growth initiatives are special learning opportunities geared toward specific local industries—facilitated by Mountain Bizworks to initiate growth in our local economy and community. Learn more about us here.