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.

 

PEOPLE

PLANET

PROFIT

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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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Help the West Virginia Dept of Agriculture!

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We need YOUR help! The department is in the process of updating the West Virginia Grown program which identifies West Virginia food products made by West Virginia producers. We are asking the public t...

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Check out the livestock at 22 Mine Rd. 🕵️‍♂️ Spring is in the air! 🐐There were baby goats that were just born on the site and be on the look out for our new retail site and the sale of more cuts of pork. 🐖 ... See MoreSee Less

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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.