Students from Mars Hill University enrolled in an Appalachian Oral History course will collect stories about foodways in the Western North Carolina region. They will share their experiences, interviews, and analyses as Storybank collaborators on this site. Stay tuned!
Nan and Earle Wise of Marshall both grew up in families with nine children. Their stories of growing and preparing food for families that large are interesting and poignant.
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.