Bill Best is director of the Sustainable Mountain Agriculture Center in Berea, Kentucky. Best saves seeds grown and cherished by Appalachian families, helping to preserve mountain culture and biodiversity. He has saved more than 700 varieties of heirloom beans.
“People talk about Thanksgiving. Well, I have it all the time.” Lester Crayton
70 years– that’s how long Lester and Marietta Crayton have been married. They are both in their nineties
The Appalachian Food Storybank seeks to acknowledge, honor, and archive Appalachian heritage food stories in order to preserve diverse local traditions, natural resources, heirloom varieties and breeds.