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Food policy council works to collaborate, make change

Matt Rose/Carolina Public Press

ASHEVILLE—The first general council session of the Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy Council met Monday, but ideas for how this group should tackle food insecurity have germinated for nearly a year. And, now, its work takes on increased significance, as research released this week showed that more people in the Asheville area are struggling to get enough […]

City Council signs off on more fresh food markets, affordable housing loans


In a shorter-than-usual Asheville City Council meeting, fresh food markets in residential neighborhoods got the go-ahead, as did over $400,000 in affordable housing trust fund loans to two projects. Council agreed on a series of development ordinance changes, the most talked-about being allowances for fresh food markets in residential neighborhoods. The rule allows such markets […]

Katie Souris on Food Policy Council’s progress


An account of the Food Policy Council’s workings, from Katie Souris: Asheville’s new Food Policy Council is leaving the mall with a brand new pair of pants, and it will be wearing them around town for a few months (come on, we’ve all been guilty of it) to see how they fit. The fledgling FPC […]

ABFPC Meeting of the Whole: July 2015


Check out the media coverage of our recent community event! https://mountainx.com/food/asheville-buncombe-food-policy-council-holds-annual-meeting-of-the-whole/

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