Local food is a buzz! Not to mention the #1 item on the 2009 Hot Items list.
At the end of 2008, the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) had a series of meetings to target and compile the needs for a sustainable, profitable local food economy, including one in Asheville.
Nancy Creamer, the director at CEFS, and her team have been busy compiling the information from these sessions and updating the Farm-to-Fork webpage.
All of these events have been leading up to the Farm to Fork Statewide Summit, Building a Sustainable, Local Food Economy on March 2nd & 3rd. More info to be posted shortly.
In addition, check out former Congresswomen Eva Clayton's Op Ed on local foods in the Raleigh News and Observer on Monday that asks decision makers to pay attention to this effort and the benefits of local foods.