Food justice for all: The case for equitable food-oriented development

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By Kharmika Alston, MPPReposted from the Duke Sanford World Food Policy Center For some Americans, getting nutritious, fresh food is pretty easy and not something to think too much about. For others, it’s a day-to-day struggle. The underlying cause for why this happens is not a matter of personal motivation, or not understanding what it takes to be healthy. These … Read More

What we learned from listening sessions with Durham’s Latino community

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Last year, the Healthy Durham 20/20 Community Engagement Team held four community listening sessions to learn about the unique lived experiences and health needs of people in Durham. Two of those sessions focused on the Latino community and their perspectives on healthcare, housing, and food issues. Housing The first point of concern was related to the poor quality of housing … Read More

Farmers’ Market 101: How to get fresh, local food no matter your budget

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The Durham Farmers’ Market is held year-round at Durham Central Park in downtown. The idea is pretty simple: Local farmers, bakers, and artisans show up every week with tons of locally grown, fresh food and produce.  Thousands of Durhamites come to wander through the stalls, make conversation, and stock up on fruits, veggies, and more. Visitors can expect a friendly, … Read More