Always Local List


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Appalachian State University will test its campus siren warning system at 11:55 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Examples of the tones that are used in an emergency or during tests can be heard online at Appalachian uses the hi/low tone for emergencies, discontinuous air horn for tests of the system and the alert tone for all-clear signal. For more information about the university’s AppState ALERT voice/text/e-mail notification system, visit The siren tests are conducted on the first Wednesday of the month. Scheduled dates for Appalachian’s upcoming tests are Jan. 4, 2017, and Feb. 1, 2017.

Appalachian Food Services has developed (and will continue to add to) an Always Local list of products served in our dining facilities.  

We are currently purchasing 20% from local sources and look to increase this percentage in future years.  We want to establish lasting and beneficial relationships with local farmers and producers, as well as help develop a stronger local economy by supporting NC businesses.

In addition to the items listed below, The Markets sell a selection of Local & Organic products.

What is "Local"

  • Appalachian Grown™ products
  • Got to Be NC / Goodness Grows in NC products
  • NC products
  • Regional products (grown and produced within 250 miles of Appalachian)
  • Third-party certified products

Note:  Some items may fall into two or more categories

CategoryItem(s)Appalachian Grown™Got to Be NC / Goodness GrowsNCRegionalThird-party
BeveragesASU Bottled Water ~ Deep Gap, NC  X  
BeveragesConrad's Coffee ~ Boone, NC  X  
BeveragesConrad's Organic Coffee ~ Boone, NC  X X
BeveragesNorth Carolina Beer  X  
BeveragesNorth Carolina Wine  X  
BeveragesRainforest Alliance Certified Coffee    X
BeveragesNEW Rainforest Alliance Certified Tea at McAlister's Deli    X
DairyEggs – various locations, NC  X  
DairyGlenview Farms Milk Products ~ various locations, NC  XX 
DairyStonyfield Farm Organic Yogurt    X
GrainsBridgford Demi Rolls (wheat, white) ~ Statesville, NC  X  
GrainsDon Pancho Tortillas (corn, flour, spinach herb, tomato basil, wheat) ~ Halifax, NC  X  
GrainsAllen Brothers Millin Co., Inc. Cornmeal ~ Columbia, SC XX  
GrainsRenwood Mills, LLC Grits ~ Conover, NC XX  
GrainsSara Lee or Earthgrains Breads (white and wheat sandwich breads, hamburger buns, hotdog buns) ~ Valdese, NC  X  
GroceryNEW Atkinson Milling Co. Hushpuppy Mix ~ Selma, NC  X  
GroceryDrake's Fresh Pasta Company Tortellini ~ High Point, NC  X  
GroceryNEW First Noodle Company, Inc. Products ~ Charlotte, NC  X  
GroceryHospitality Mints ~ Boone, NC  X  
GroceryMt. Olive Pickle Products ~ Mt. Olive, NC  X  
GroceryOrange Bakery Inc. Turnovers (apple & cherry) & NEW Cinnamon Rolls ~ Huntersville, NC  X  
GroceryNEW Resers Fine Foods Inc. Salads ~ Halifax, NC  X  
GrocerySmiling Hara Organic Tempeh ~ Asheville, NC  X X
GrocerySunny Creek Organic Tofu ~ Tryon, NC  X X
GroceryTexas Pete Hot Sauce Products ~ Winston-Salem, NC  X  
GroceryTropical Fruit & Nut Products ~ Charlotte, NC  X  
MeatsNEW Butterball Turkey Products ~ Mt. Olive, NC  X  
MeatsCangialosi Specialty Meats Meatballs ~ Greensboro, NC XX  
MeatsCarolina Turkey Rotisserie Turkey Breast ~ Garner, NC  X  
MeatsCase Farms Fresh Chicken ~ Morganton, NC  X  
MeatsChandler Foods BBQ Pork ~ Greensboro, NC  X  
MeatsNEW Chef's Line Turkey Burger ~ Garner, NC  X  
MeatsGoodnight Brothers Country Ham ~ Boone, NC XX  
MeatsHouse of Raeford Fresh Chicken ~ Rose Hill, NC  X  
MeatsHouse of Raeford Turkey Products (ground turkey, turkey breast roasts) ~ Rose Hill, NC  X  
MeatsKing's Delight Chicken ~ Gainesville, GA   X 
MeatsMarjac Fresh Chicken ~ Gainesville, GA   X 
MeatsNorth Fork Farms Beef & Pork ~ Zionville, NCX X  
MeatsNorth Fork Farms Bratwurst ~ Zionville, NCX X  
MeatsNorth Fork Farms Italian Sausage ~ Zionville, NCX X  
MeatsSwaggerty's Pork Sausage (links & patties) ~ Kodak, TN    X 
MeatsWayne Farms Fresh Chicken ~ Oakwood, GA   X 
ProduceAppalachian Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Farm ~ Boone, NC  X  
ProduceHigh Country Grown Produce ~ Boone, NC and surrounding areasX XX 
ProduceLett-US-Produce Distributor Produce ~ Boone, NCX XX 
ProduceMoretz Mountain Orchard & Farm Apples ~ Boone, NC X  X  
ProduceNew Appalachia Produce ~ Boone, NC XXX  X
ProduceSweet Potatoes ~ various locations, NC XXX  
SeafoodNEW 3 Fish, Inc. Seafood Company Products ~ Gastonia, NC  XXX
SeafoodNEW Bay Hill Seafood Products ~ Greensboro, NC  XXX
SeafoodNEW Sea To Table Fish & Seafood ~ various locations  XXX

For more information on Local Food & Partnerships, please visit our Local Food page.