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

We aim to make a profit for more than 100 local farmers in southern WV by providing support and development of resources.

In cooperation with Greenbrier Valley Grown, we provide an online shopping portal for customers to purchase a variety of products during weekly periods of sales. These items are then distributed at several different pick up sites.

Let us take the hassle out of shopping for you!

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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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Back to our series of videos w the @FulbrightPrgrm. The #Fulbright-Amizade volunteers met James Russell, chief coordinator of @RefreshAppalach whose efforts are turning unused land in WV into agriculture land. Check out. 👉🏽https://t.co/UJBfzNK4F3 #FridayMotivation

Come visit us at the Capital Market every Wednesday from 9am-6pm!
Eat fresh! EAT LOCAL!

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

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Rebuilding the Appalachian economy from the ground up.