Food was a hot topic at Thursday night's Staunton City Council meeting. After a year of research, deliberations, and public hearings, Staunton's Food Policy Task Force went before city leaders with a proposal.
The list included seven items: convene a food policy council, adopt a food charter, allow business gardens, encourage edible landscaping, allow city markets to expand, encourage rain barrels, and incentivize community gardens.
"To encourage the growth of local food, to help there be more local food available. And also to help people learn more about the benefits of local food so they'll want to buy it and grow it and make it for themselves," said Councilor Erik Curren.
The city manager will examine the proposals and see what it takes to make them happen.