The Dec. 31 cover story by Jonathan Ammons, “Hidden in Plain Sight,” examined communities in Asheville that lack supermarkets and access to other sources of affordable, nutritious food. The story explored how these neighborhoods, known as food deserts, came to be and how grassroots organizations, like the Ujamaa Freedom Market (made possible due to the Women’s […]
How does Asheville, one of the busiest tourist hubs in the state — a place where you can’t throw a rock without hitting a chef or a farmer — have so many people lacking access to good food or outright going to bed hungry?
The plans will be presented by the Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy Council at the Tuesday, Jan. 22, meeting of City Council.
On Tuesday, Jan. 22, Asheville City Council members will vote on a resolution stating, “The City of Asheville approves the attached Food Policy Goals and Action Plan.” On Sunday, Jan. 19, WWNC radio host Pete Kaliner and “Dmitri/Raven Ravinoff” debated the issue via Twitter.
Fresh from City Hall, here’s some food-policy news you really ought to know.