Appalachian Food Summit coming to Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT – On September 14-16, the 4th Annual Appalachian Food Summit will bring its biennial gathering to the Bridgeport Conference Center in Bridgeport, West Virginia. This year’s Summit, entitled “Cornbread and Roses: Solidarity, Resistance, and Subsistence in Appalachia,” will explore Appalachia’s rich history of labor and activism through food.  Previous Summits have been held in Hindman, Kentucky, Abingdon, Virginia, and Berea, Kentucky. This is the Summit’s first gathering in West Virginia. A full program, event tickets ($25/person), and Saturday evening dinner tickets ($40/person) will go on sale to the public on August 6, online at

The Appalachian Food Summit is a community of writers, scholars, advocates, restaurateurs, farmers, producers, chefs and mountain foodways enthusiasts gathered around the table with a shared mission to honor the past, celebrate the present and support a sustainable future for Appalachia, its food and its people.

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