Sales of fruits and vegetables have increased from 612 pounds sold in corner stores on San Antonio’s South Side in April to more than 4,100 pounds at the end of July.
Fresh fruit and produce will soon be available in corner stores in District 3 to increase access to healthy foods in areas considered “food deserts.”
On Thursday, City Council raised the number of backyard chickens that San Antonians can own without a permit from three to eight.
Both mayoral candidates explicitly and enthusiastically endorsed our policy proposals, some of which will require city funding.
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller criticized one school system’s introduction of “Meatless Mondays,” calling it nutritionally unsound.
San Antonio-based CST Brands, parent company of the Corner Store Market chain, has faced a rocky road since February.
Editor’s note: This story was originally published on Jan.
The map below, assembled by the Food Policy Council of San Antonio’s Urban Agriculture workgroup, is the first comprehensive map of urban agriculture in the city.
Much has changed since I covered a Slow Food South Texas Harvest Gala and the slow food movement in San Antonio just two years ago.