Joe Worly

EMFS is committed to working with multigenerational farms like the Worly’s the past four years. Pictured are Joe Worly with grandson Massey.

Since 2019, EmPOWERing Mountain Food Systems has brought together producers, food businesses, schools and regional partners to expand opportunities for farmers and support the expansion of the region’s food supply chain. EMFS programs focus on Jackson, Macon, Haywood, Swain, Cherokee, Clay and Graham counties and the Qualla boundary.