Local Appetite

Shake the hand that feeds you!

Local Appetite returns for 2015.  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.

Local Appetite 2015

Beginning in September and continuing through November, Appalachian State Food Services will once again be partnering with High Country Local First and New Appalachia for the third year of Local Appetite.  This partnership brings local, fresh, seasonal products to Appstate where they are served to the campus community.  

Year three additions include the following new local farms:  Against the Grain in Watauga County and A Berry Patch in Ashe County.  We have also added new products:  apples, braising greens, cilantro, jalapeno peppers, kale and spaghetti squash.

Keep an eye out for High Country Local First’s Local Appetite Team at weekly tabling events in the dining halls.  Visit the Local Appetite table on Mondays and Thursdays from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm to learn more about the local food being served on campus, fill out a customer interest survey and win FREE merchandise.  

What makes Local Appetite such a great success?  Your support and the support of the community!  These types of partnerships between farmers, community organizations and institutions, ensure that we as a community support and foster our local economy.  Choose local, and the amount of local food served in our dining facilities will continue to grow. Keep High Country Grown food at Appstate by feeding your Local Appetite!

Enter to Win a GoPro in our #localappetite Instagram Contest 

Enter to win a GoPro in our #localappetite Instagram contest.  

How:  Submit a photo of yourself either enjoying one or more of the many Local Appetite products served in our dining venues or engaging with Local Appetite staff at a tabling event.  Tag @appalachianfoodservices and use #localappetite.  

When:  The contest will run from September 1, 2015 through October 31, 2015.  The winner will be announced in early November, 2015.

Prize:  A GoPro high-definition action camera!

2014 Review

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. 

Local Appetite continues in 2015 with new farmers, new products and a goal of further growth in total cases purchased as well as our financial commitment.

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.


ItemsDate Range
BurgerGround Beef & Bratwurst
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the products we serve from North Fork Farm
Year Round
 Acorn squashAcorn SquashSeptember - November
ApplesApplesSeptember - December
Braising GreensBraising Greens MixSeptember - October
ButternutButternut SquashSeptember - November
Cherry tomatoesCherry TomatoesSeptember - October
CilantroCilantroSeptember - October
Green PeppersGreen PeppersSeptember - October
Jalapneo PeppersJalapeno PeppersSeptember - October
 KaleKaleSeptember - October
PotatoesPotatoesSeptember - March
Red PeppersRed PeppersOctober
Spaghetti SquashSpaghetti SquashSeptember - November
TomatoesTomatoesSeptember - October


A Berry PatchWest Jefferson, NC
Ashe County 
Cherry Tomatoes
Against the GrainZionville, NC
Watauga County 
Braising Greens Mix
Fishel Organic FarmsGrassy Creek, NC
Ashe County
Cherry Tomatoes, Jalapenos, Kale, Slicing Tomatoes, Winter Squash
Moretz Mountain Orchard & FarmBoone, NC
Watauga County 
North Fork FarmZionville, NC
Watauga County
Bratwurst, Ground Beef
Perez FarmAsheville, NC
Buncombe County
Green Peppers, Red Peppers, Slicing Tomatoes
Tevepaugh OrchardMoravian Falls, NC
Wilkes County 
Triple C FarmsWest Jefferson, NC
Ashe County
Potatoes, Winter Squash


FS logoAppalachian GrownHeifer
HC GrownLocal firstNC Cooperative ExtensionNew Appalachia 
QEP Global Learning

meal & express accounts deposit now parents and guests can deposit funds into a student's meal or express account online


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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