Calling all local food heroes: In an effort to help WNC farms, tailgate markets and vendors tell their story, the Appalachian Agriculture Sustainable Project is offering cost-share matching funds to help those who qualify to market themselves in a special advertising section of Mountain Xpress.
To qualify, advertisers must apply for the cost-share funds.
Through the joint effort, farmers and other local food vendors can advertise in a special advertorial section in the Mountain Xpress for $250, with half that amount coming from the ASAP funds. The package includes a quarter-page advertorial with a 160-word write-up and 1-2 photos.
To apply for the ASAP cost-share funds, visit ASAP’s website, or download the application form. Farmers need to fill out this farm form and tailgate market operators should apply with using the tailgate form.
For more information, contact the Mountain Xpress by phone at (828) 251-1333 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The funds from the Golden Leaf Foundation and the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission.