General About the Organization/Mission

The Appalachian Virginia Food Systems Network is composed of individuals and organizations that are committed to a just, fair, and ecologically resilient southwest Virginia food system.

Basic Info

Type of Organization Network in Development
Primary Contact Kelli Scott
Social Media

Issues of Focus

The AVFSN has used the Whole Measures for Community Food Systems to structure some of its food systems organizing.

  • Justice and Fairness
  • Strong Communities
  • Vibrant Farms
  • Healthy People
  • Thriving Local Economies
  • Sustainable Ecosystems

The AVFSN is committed to creating the conditions for new and emergent collaborations related to food systems change.

History of Organization

The AVFSN has emerged form multiple streams of work: Virginia Cooperative Extension, Appalachian Foodshed Project, Virginia AARP. The AVFSN was previously named the Appalachian Virginia Food Systems Council. 

Programs and Projects 

Current Oversight Committee 

LocalWiki for Food Systems Collaboration

Community Food Security Assessment


Appalachian Virginia Food Systems Network Convening, March 18th, 2016

List of participating organizations


Community Food Security Assessment

Organizations related to Food Systems in Southwest Virginia

List of Organizations and Agencies

Get Involved with the AVFSN

Building LocalWiki in SW VA

Linked Initiatives

Food and Farming on the Blue Ridge Plateau

NRV+ Community Work Sessions

Food Systems Connectivity Convening (Far SW VA and NE TN)

Community, Local and Regional Food Systems of Virginia (Cooperative Extension)

LocalWiki for Central Appalachian Food Systems

Partners and Frequent Collaborators

Future Developments for This Wiki

  • Add hyperlink for social media, partners, frequent collaborators
  • Add pages for the following AVFSN participants: