WNC Food Policy Council

 The WNCFPC brings together food producers, policy leaders, food security agencies, and economic advocates to address policy needs for agricultural development and food insecurity in the seven western counties of North Carolina: Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Swain, Macon, Jackson and Haywood.

This council aims to build more effective programs and policies to strengthen WNC’s food economy and economic security for all persons and to mitigate the effects of food insecurity in the WNC region, especially for children and seniors, by advocating for more effective policies and stronger local economies.

We are a partner of the NC SLFAC, which addresses similar problems at the state level, and our members come from more than 75 federal, state, and local agencies, nonprofits, and small businesses. If you would like to join the WNCFPC, or provide ideas and concerns, please contact us via email or attend one of our meetings.

Emily M. Edmonds, Director

Visit the WNC Food Policy Council to see more about our partners, community resources,
current programs, leadership team, and more! 


Join our listserv and share questions, ideas, and resources with others involved in the local food economy of WNC. Visit listserv.unc.edu and search for “wncfpc” to sign up, or send an email to wncfpc@gmail.com with the subject line "list-serv addition."

WCU Asset Mapping Project
Agriculture Census Data:  
Cherokee County Clay County Graham County Haywood County Jackson County Macon County Swain County    

Research and Reports
“Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation”: 2012 Summer Nutrition Report
2012 Final NCDA Guidance for Registration of FDA Food Facilities
Guide to Health Department Regulations of Food and Produce
NCDA Poultry Exemptions Document 2012
Temporary Food Stand Regulations 2012
Food Hardship Map By Congressional Districts: 2010-2011
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) Food and Farm Assessment: Clay County, NC
Growing the Appalachian Food Economy
North Carolina Grown
ASAP Non-Profit Food Hubs: Summary of Economic Viability
Michigan Good Food Charter
EBT at Farmers' Markets: An Online Resource Guide
Farmer's Markets and Direct Marketing Resource Guide
North Carolina Present Use Value System Program Guide
Local Avenues to Food Security
Resource Guide for Limited-Resource Farmers


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