December Tuesday Food Meetup Highlights 2016

For those that couldn’t make it yesterday, here are a few highlights from this month’s meetup*:
 1. Kirk Ericson & Tiffany White from W-S City Planning Dept. are looking at our Urban Livestock Ordinance to see what (if any) reasonable updates should be proposed to aid in promoting urban ag. They’re looking at other peer cities across NC and nationally for ideas and, thus far, WSNC seems to be at pace with or ahead of other municipalities. The larger issue seems to be public confusion, so efforts are in the works to clarify current regulations and make info more easily accessible. If you have any interest in or recommendations regarding urban livestock in WSNC, contact Tiffany White with suggestions by Jan 10th. [tiffanyw@cityofws.org]
 2. Paula McCoy from Village Produce and Country Store (4219 North Liberty Street, WSNC) announced that it is up and running and looks great. They’re featuring fresh, local produce, and will be having a community event this Saturday featuring a jazz ensemble from 1–3pm.
 3. Benedetta Agnoli from La Vie en Rose — Food truck — Crêpes and French food on wheels food truck gave a fantastic presentation on the state of food trucks in Winston-Salem, and made a compelling case for the need for a food truck “court,” that is, a designated spot for trucks to congregate as a dining destination.
 4. Gayle Tuch announced that Temple Emanuel will be screening Just Eat It- A Food Waste Story on February 2nd. I’ll be in the mix to share some thoughts.

*Our Tuesday Food MeetUp meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 1–2pm at The Enterprise Center. You can follow our official FB page to stay in the loop (Forsyth Community Food Consortium), sync with our calendar (www.forsythlocalfood.org/calendar), and keep an eye on this group for updates & news on local food.


Originally published at Forsyth Community Food Consortium.