Athens has long been the epicenter of a vibrant and thriving local foods region, and now itís home to one of the nationís first ďsuper-localĒ food economies Ė the 30 Mile Meal. Discover the farms, foods and spirits crafted within just 30 miles of Athens. We say itís real food, real local, real goodÖ
Check out our to locate farmers, food markets, local food producers, eateries and local food events. Itís the easiest way to set a course and find your way through our Garden of Eatiní.
Are you a regional farmer, CSA, Farmers Market, a retail outlet that carries local foods, or an eatery that incorporates local ingredients into your menu? Do you host farm tours or local foods events? Contact the Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau to be included
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The 30 Mile Meal provides a shared identity for our many farmers, specialty food producers, farmers and retail markets, food events, and independently-owned eateries and bars featuring locally sourced menus. All create and nurture our 'Garden of Eatin.'
The 30 Mile Meal Project is a collaboration of the ACCVB, the
Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet) and 140+ local food partners.
This initiative pushes the envelope on the growing 100 Mile Meal movement with
our own 'super-local' effort to assist visitors and residents in finding local
foods and places where you can savor the flavors and food experiences of our region.
Here's a quick look at some of the people and places of the 30 Mile Meal.
30 Mile Meal events are quite diverse. However, they all share a delicious commonality; local flavor. Something for everyone to savor.