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Our Mission

To identify and propose innovative solutions to improve local food systems, spur local economic development and make food systems environmentally sustainable and socially just.

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Recent Projects

RESCHEDULED Meeting of the Whole: April 2, 2014

Mother Nature can't keep us down! The RESCHEDULED ABFPC Meeting of the Whole will be Wednesday, April 2, 2014, from 6:00-8:00pm at UNCA's Sherrill Center. We will celebrate the great progress made over the past year and set our priorities for the upcoming year. Click on the image above to learn more, and check back for updates! We hope to see you there!

City Council Passes Amendments in Support of Local Food and Agriculture

Asheville's City Council passed amendments to the UDO allowing farm market stands to now be open 7 days a week. Click on the photo above to read the full update from the MountainX.

Food Master Plan

Review the Food Master Plan for Asheville and Buncombe County

Read about the Ujamaa Freedom Market and the involvement of ABFPC members, Olufemi Lewis and Calvin Allen.

Olufemi Lewis, one of the ABFPC co-founders, and Calvin Allen, an ABFPC participant: "Allen, along with his business partner, Olufemi Lewis, plans to launch an innovative mobile market — Ujamaa Freedom Market — to help feed the whole community through access to healthy, fresh food."

From The Blog

Food policy council works to collaborate, make change

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Our next Meeting of the Whole is set for Friday, Oct. 3 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Pisgah View Community Peace Garden.
To RSVP click here.
Make sure to mark your calendars! Our […]

RESCHEDULED Meeting of the Whole: April 2, 2014

UPDATE 3/3/14: The Meeting of the Whole has been RESCHEDULED for the time below.  Please join us!  
Join us for the next ABFPC Meeting of the Whole!
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, […]

Recent Works

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