The PTRC is monitoring COVID-19 and incorporating operational modifications as needed to protect the citizens we serve, our members, our partners, and our staff. Our office will re-open on Monday, May 18th to staff, however, the office is still closed to visitors without a prior appointment. Where applicable, meetings will continue to be held via teleconference. Staff will be available via phone and email. More
Piedmont Triad Regional Food Council (PTRFC) is a food policy council of stakeholders that represent a broad array of food system sectors and a balance of rural, urban, socio-economic, cultural, racial, and gender backgrounds from each of the 12-counties in the Piedmont Triad Region.
Communities united for an inclusive, healthy, and resilient local food economy
The council envisions a Piedmont Triad region comprised of:
Well-networked well-resourced food councils
Regional planning and policy process that consistently consider local food impacts
Representation from each county in the 12-county region through regional or local food councils
We are community partners working together to improve the Piedmont Triad foodshed. We exist to convene stakeholders and provide structure for collaboration and collective action.
● Influence Policy: provide credible fiscal and administrative structure to leverage resources and to build political and public support
●Promote Collaboration: convene stakeholders to share best practices and resources, to increase collaboration, to align programs, and to energize the network
●Strengthen Systems: research and analyze local food system economic development and policy opportunities
Regional Food System Assessment
We're currently working on a comprehensive data-based regional food systems analysis that centers on building equity for the 12 -county Piedmont Triad Region and development of a regional food system growth plan for strategic investments to boost economic and community health and development activity through local foods. Click here for more information.
Local Food Infrastructure Inventory Map
The PTRC partnered with the North Carolina Growing Together Project to create a mapped inventory of businesses that serve as intermediary steps in local food supply chains across North Carolina: