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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We just delivered our popular Salad Mix, Peppers, and several selections of Microgreens to the Wild Ramp! Hurry before they’re gone!
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Time's running out! Place your order by Monday for all-natural local meats from local farmers! Pickups are next Thursday in Charleston and next Friday in Huntington. tinyurl.com/RefreshMeat ... See MoreSee Less

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Poultry Processing Workshops from #RefreshAppalachia. "Chick" them out!


It's a squash planting and high tunnel building day for all of our crews. We love our crew exchange days!

Former miners are working with companies like @CoalfieldTweets & @RefreshAppalach to find new careers. @FromtheAshesDoc shares their stories https://t.co/6qUstPD1k9

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Rebuilding the Appalachian economy from the ground up.