Access to healthy, sustainable foods is more prevalent today than it has been in years past thanks to a number of grassroots activist that recognized the problem relatively early on. There is an undeniable food movement that continues to grow in Buffalo, which can be readily seen on both the East and West sides of the city. The recognition of this food movement, as seen in this UB Reporter article, comes on the heels of Massachusetts Avenue Project’s (MAP) announcement that it will be building a farmhouse and community center. Food policy is finally a big deal in Buffalo, and the movement is gaining more traction with each passing year.
Today Buffalo is being recognized as a leading city for urban agriculture, believe it or not. You can read all about the progress that Buffalo has made in Charlotte Hsu’s article that spotlights a new case study conducted by Samina Raja, associate professor Department of Urban and Regional Planning at UB. The case study revolves around the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development.
Photo: Chickens at the Massachusetts Avenue Project farm