Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product
Place-Based Foods of Appalachia
From Rarity to Community Restoration and Market Recovery
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.
Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) GS08-074, Seeds of Persistence: The Ethnoecology of Crop Agrobiodiversity Maintenance in the American Mountain South.
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