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An up-close photo of various freshly-picked carrots, turnips, radishes, and beets.

Growing Food.
Building Community.
Transforming the Food System.

Allegheny Mountain Institute believes in the power of food to build vibrant, healthy communities. We’re training food system advocates and amplifying the impact of partner organizations throughout the Allegheny Highlands and Shenandoah Valley, as we work toward a food system that is socially, environmentally, and economically just.


Allegheny Mountain Institute (AMI) is an educational nonprofit organization with the mission to cultivate healthy communities through food and education.


AMI envisions a thriving network of collaborative, vibrant communities who value the connection between food and health.

A smiling young man walks through a lush, Summer garden carrying an apple basket above his head.
A scenic morning view of the Allegheny Farm Campus. The farm campus is distant in view, with the Blue Ridge Mountains behind it.


In Highland County, our Allegheny Farm Campus offers a sliding-scale CSA, and supports emergency food initiatives. 


A small garden plot sits in front of a greenhouse with a barn and silo in the distance.

Our Work in Action

By growing food and supporting partner organizations, we are working in unison to build resilient communities and food systems. 

In 2022, we hosted 7 Fellows in the Farm & Food Study. An additional 6 Fellows completed a Community Action Year, supported 3 community partners to reach their goals related to agriculture, food, health, and education. 


A scenic view of the Allegheny Farm Campus. The farmhouse sits to the lower right of the photo with a large hill. Trees circle an open field on the hill.
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