Local Appetite

Local Appetite returns for 2014.  Appalachian State University Food Services will again be sourcing products from local farmers. This is the continuation of a powerful partnership that will support Appalachian students and the community.

2014 Update

The second year of our Local Appetite partnership concluded in November.  We appreciate the campus community's support of local food.  Year two saw new products, new farms, better visibility and student engagement as well as a 39% increase in total cases purchased and a 35% increase in dollars spent. Discussions regarding year three have already begun.

2013 Review

During the fall of 2013, Food Services sourced a record amount of produce from small local farms. This partnership, Local Appetite, brought together farmers, community organizations and the purchasing power of the university to support students and the community.  Local Appetite launched in the fall of 2013. Diners enjoyed fresh, seasonal produce from early September through early November. Products were offered daily and were featured at our October Carolina Chowdown local meal series. High Country Grown farmers found an additional market for their products, and we were able to support the local economy through purchases totaling close to $8,000.

Local Appetite continues in 2014 with the goal of adding additional farmers, products and increasing our financial commitment.

Feed Your Local Appetite

Appalachian State University Food Services is serving produce grown right here in the high country. High Country farmers and local organizations are collaborating to provide fresh, local food to the campus community. Support this movement by visiting the dining halls and choosing from the local food options. With the support of diners, the amount of local food served in our dining facilities will continue to grow. Keep High Country Grown food at Appalachian by feeding your Local Appetite.

Learn more at www.LocalAppetite.org.

Shake the Hand that Feeds You


ItemsDate Range
BurgerGround Beef & Bratwurst
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the products we serve from North Fork Farm
Year Round
 Acorn squashAcorn SquashSeptember - November
ButternutButternut SquashSeptember - November
 Collard GreensCollard GreensSeptember - October
Green PeppersGreen PeppersSeptember - October
 KaleKaleSeptember - October
Red PeppersRed PeppersOctober
PotatoesPotatoesSeptember - November
 Cherry tomatoesCherry TomatoesSeptember - October
 Roma tomatoesRoma TomatoesSeptember
TomatoesSlicing TomatoesSeptember - October


Banner GreenhouseNebo, NC
McDowell County
Red Peppers, Tomatoes
Fishel Organic Farms
Sanford & Debbie Fishel
Grassy Creek, NC
Ashe County
Acorn Squash, Butternut Squash, Cabbage, Roma Tomatoes, Slicing Tomatoes
Iron Mountain Produce
Marrena Greer
Johnson City, TN
Johsnon County
Cherry Tomatoes
Mountain MemoriesElk Creek, VACollard Greens, Kale, Potatoes
North Fork Farm
Jimmy & Sheila Greene
Zionville, NC
Watauga County
Beef, Bratwurst
Perez FarmAsheville, NC
Buncombe County
Green Peppers, Red Peppers, Slicing Tomatoes
Triple C FarmsWest Jefferson, NC
Ashe County


HC GrownLocal firstSeeds of ChangeAppalachian Grown
NC Cooperative ExtensionNew River GrowersFS logoHeifer



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Mailing Address
Appalachian Food Services
P.O. Box 32061
Boone, NC, 28608 USA

Physical Address
Appalachian Food Services
170 Stadium Drive
Boone, NC, 28608 USA