Appalachia Naturally is a showcase for the bounty, excellence, and diversity of natural products made and grown in our region.
We support a transition to a more just and sustainable economy by connecting makers and growers of natural products with wholesale and retail buyers.
We'll do this mainly through an annual expo and marketplace in Asheville, North Carolina.
Year-round, we'll support further networking for and among makers and growers, including a gallery of links on our website to their own websites.
The Covid pandemic has pushed aside the huge, joyful, productive, face-to-face expo and marketplace we'd scheduled for late 2020.
But we believe that the current crisis has made better connections between small, sustainable businesses and customers even more critically necessary. Having more of our economy organized around shorter, more sustainable, resilient, regional supply chains looks like a really good idea right now, doesn't it?
We're still sorting out how to move forward with this. Please sign up below for updates, and let us know your thoughts about what's most needed and doable in the months and years ahead. We'd love to hear from you. Thanks for your support.
Do you make natural products, or grow medicinal herbs or mushrooms in central or southern Appalachia?
Is your retail store or other wholesale outlet seeking eco-friendly Appalachian goods your customers won't find at Walmart?
Please let us know how we can best support your business, as we all navigate new ways beyond the current pandemic.