WNC offers many opportunities to purchase food from local producers. Some tailgate markets are open year-round and seasonal tailgate markets have reopened. Many WNC restaurants offer local foods.
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems develops and promotes just and equitable food and farming systems that conserve natural resources, strengthen communities, improve health outcomes, and provide economic opportunities in North Carolina and beyond. Since 2010, the 10% Campaign has worked to build North Carolina’s local farm economy.
Here’s how it works:
- Pledge to spend 10 percent of your existing food dollars locally.
- Receive a weekly email with a few simple questions.
- The 10% Campaign will track your progress, and you’ll see our progress statewide.
This is a terrific way to support the local economy, community, and environment while eating well. For more information