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Final Food and Farm Assessment Clay County

Final Food and Farm Assessment Clay County

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Food and Farm Assessment:Clay County, North Carolina
Prepared for: Clay County Soil & Water Conservation DistrictClay County Small Farms InitiativeBy: Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP)Charlie Jackson and Allison Perrett306 West Haywood Street Asheville, NC 28801September 14, 2011
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
List of Tables and Figures
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 Introduction____________________________ ________________________________
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 1. The Clay County Food and Farm Economy
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Cash Receipts from Farming
 
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 2. Trends in Farming and Farmland
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Decline in Farms and Acres of Farmland 7S
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Aging of the Farm Population 8
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The Tobacco Buyout and Related Shifts in Production 9S
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Consolidation of the Food System 9
3. Economic Considerations
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 4. Opportunities in the Local Market for Locally-Grown Food
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 5. Consumer Food Spending and Consumption Figures
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Market Demographics 13S
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Consumer Food Spending
 
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Consumption Figures 14
6. Clay County Consumer Preferences for Local
17
 7. Local Production
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Summary of Local Market Potential for Locally-Grown Foods
 
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 8. Bridging the Gap between Demand and Supply
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Recommendations
 
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 Appendix A: Nonprofits and Farm Support Services for Farmers in WNC ______ ______
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 Appendix B: Clay County Report. A survey of consumer behavior and perceptions concerninglocally grown food ______________________________________________________________Appendix C: Clay County Business Survey Summary ____________________________ ____
 
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List of Tables and Figures:
Tables:Table 1: Number of Farms by Size in the Clay County, Four-county, and Six-county
Areas………………………………………………………………………………………
5Table 2: Market Value of Agricultural Products Sold for Clay County, Four-county, andSix-county Regions (2007)
………………………………………………………………..
6Table 3: Clay County Number of Farms and Acres of Farmland, 1992
 – 
2007...
………...
7Table 4: Six-county Area Number of Farms and Acres of Farmland, 1992
 – 
 
2007………
8Table 5: Comparison of Consumption and Production of Selected Fresh Fruits andVegetables that can be Grown in Six-
county Area ………………………...…..1
5Table 6: Consumption of Selected Categories of Processed Fruits and Vegetables in theSix-count
y Area ………………………………………………………………..16
 Table 7: Comparison of Consumption and Production in the Six-county Area of 
Selected Meat Products…………………………………………………………17
 Table 8: Consumption and Production of Dairy Products in the Six-
county Area……....
17Table 9: Dollar Share of Retail Produce Sales for Selected F
ruits and Vegetable………
19Table 10: Potential Spending for Produce and Meats in Six-county
Area………………
20Figures:Figure 1: Farm Profitability in the Six-
county Area (2007) Farm Dollars………….......
.10Figure 2: Farm Profitability in the Six-
county Area (2007) Number of Farms…………
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