We support farmers and producers to develop the local food economy.

Refresh Appalachia is an economic and workforce development initiative in southern West Virginia. By providing training in farm and food enterpreneurship, we aim to transform the lives of young people and those displaced from the coal mining industry.

We measure success according to the triple bottom line.





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Quality Jobs
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The centerpiece of Coalfield’s operation is its Quality Jobs Initiative (QJI), a program that employs local youth – recent high school graduates to those in their twenties – to be boots on the ground for the organization’s…

Theory of Change
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Without spirit, without willpower, without opportunities for overcoming structural barriers, a full life feels unattainable. It is the Coalfield Development Corporation’s belief that the cause of so many woes…

We Must Believe
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One hot July evening, I had a conversation with a contractor that literally went as follows: After pitching my green collar jobs idea, he responded: “Wayne County?!?! Wayne County has the laziest people I’ve ever…

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Don't forget! Calling all local producers - tonight at 5 p.m. at the Dunlow Community Center and tomorrow at 9 a.m. at the Williamson Health & Wellness Center. ... See MoreSee Less

Accelerating Your Farm Business

March 19, 2018, 5:00pm - March 20, 2018, 11:00am

Refresh Appalachia and Greenbrier Valley Grown are excited for the opportunity to meet next week on Monday 19 at 5pm/Tuesday 20 at 9am as local producers and expand your production and maximize profit...

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Crew Site Exchange work pictures on the Nicholas Family Farm in Milton. Crew members from across the region came together to help in high tunnel construction for future season extension production at the site. It was a cold day, but the crews came together and made some headway on completing the work on the four high tunnels there. Big shout out to Terry Hudson for helping us out! ... See MoreSee Less

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We look forward to meeting with the New River Growers today! If you are wanting to grow the local food market around Fayetteville come out tonight 🍉🍎🍓🍅🥒🥦🍆🥔🍞🥩🧀 ... See MoreSee Less

New Markets for New River Growers

March 15, 2018, 5:30pm - March 15, 2018, 6:30pm

Growers, restaurateurs, and local food advocates are invited to join the Fayette County Resource Coordinator's Office as we launch new initiatives designed to increase sales of food and farm products ...

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Earl Gohl at #wvgoodjobsconference: "#Entrepreneurship isn't just for Silicon Valley. It's for #Appalachia." @CoalfieldWV @CentralAppTech

Japanese, W.Va. entrepreneurs find common ground in growth challenges https://t.co/hTrFngQbuO

Come work with us ---> We're hiring a Crew Chief in Lincoln County, WV #foodjob #appalachia #agriculture https://t.co/uraiauzORe

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Rebuilding the Appalachian economy from the ground up.