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High Country Local FIrst

High Country Local First is a non-profit organization that seeks to strengthen our community and local economy by supporting locally owned, independent businesses and farmers through education, promotion and networking. High Country Local First envisions a community where local businesses are prosperous, where citizens make informed decisions on how and where they purchase goods and services, and a community that as a whole becomes more self-reliant by utilizing the strength of its own assets.

ASAP Local Food Guide

Appalachian sustainable Agriculture Project:  Find local farms and local food with this Local Food Guide for Western North Carolina and the Southern Appalachians. Get connected with fresh local food, the farmers who grow it, and the markets, grocers, and restaurants committed to using locally grown products.

Happy Cow

Our favorite place to find customer reviews! HappyCow was founded in 1999 as a public service to assist travelers and people everywhere find plant-based / vegan options and healthy food. We are vegan-run, from a vegan perspective, and staffed by vegans and vegetarians. Today, our online community has grown to include members from around the world who are passionate about the vegan lifestyle as a healthy, compassionate, and environmentally sustainable way of living. More than simply a restaurant and health food store guide, HappyCow is an ever-evolving online hub that serves millions worldwide each month.

Neck of the Woods

Neck of the Woods is an ongoing project that will evolve with time. It is rooted in local businesses, and needs public use and continued support.

High Country Vegans Meet-Up Group

Boone's local vegan Meetup Group, offering events and food gatherings.  A wonderful support mechanism for those who are vegan or in curious about vegan options.  

WNC Magazine

WNC magazine is a bimonthly publication that captures the grandeur of the North Carolina mountains and the lifestyle of its residents through stunning photography and captivating storytelling. Every issue is a celebration of the people, culture, arts, crafts, architecture, history, and foodways of Western North Carolina. Written and designed to appeal to residents, visitors, and second-home owners, WNC is the only magazine focused on the entire 24-county region and delivers a readership that reaches far beyond.

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