Join us to discuss the possibility of starting a Food Policy Council in Orange County!

Orange County residents and those who work in Orange County are invited to join Orange County Cooperative Extension Service, Orange County Health Department, the UNC Chapel Hill Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems for a local food meeting on September 29th/30th, 2014.  The meeting will begin at 5:30 pm at [location]. Click here for a map of the location.

The agenda includes examining our mutual interests in food and agriculture and how we might work together to support the local food economy.

The purpose of the meeting is to examine the relevance of a food council for Orange County and to take initial steps towards developing a council as a formal entity.

A local food council is a volunteer group made up of representatives from the different parts of the local foods system, including consumers, producers, processors, retailers and other stakeholders. Every food council organizes in its own unique way, but most focus on assessing the local food system, identifying and bridging gaps in the system, and developing key linkages in the region and across the state.

Building partnerships, identifying issues, and coordinating action