Pendleton, Randolph, Pocahontas
The Central Highlands Foodshed is a rural mountainous location that thrives on outdoor recreation bringing in thousands of tourists each year. Smaller communities located in this foodshed are faced with limited resources and low access due to the same geography that makes a great tourism destination. There are many food deserts throughout the Central Highlands. One way we’re working to fill the need for healthier food options in this area is to create more food access points through the 219 Project, giving those smaller communities a place to purchase more nutritional dietary options. In this region, you will find a lot of maple syrup producers, along with a community of forest farmers and small farms that practice natural growing methods.
Foodshed Coordinator: Eryn Neyer