Bring a Local Farmers Market to West Ashley.
  • Petitioning Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr and The City of Charleston

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Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr and The City of Charleston

Bring a Local Farmers Market to West Ashley.

    1. Stephanie Chambliss
    2. Petition by

      Stephanie Chambliss

      Charleston, United States

Downtown has a Farmers Market at Marion Square Park open on Saturdays from April to December, Mt. Pleasant has a Farmers Market On Coleman Blvd. open on Tuesdays from April to October, North Charleston has a Farmers Market at Park Circle open on Thursdays from April to October, And James Island has a Farmers Market at James Island Presbyterian Church open on Saturdays, year-round.
West Ashley deserves to have a Farmers Market too! With the help of our community, Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr, and The City of Charleston, I feel we could bring a Local Farmers Market to West Ashley and add a little bit of Low Country freshness to our fine Carolina lives.

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    1. Location Debate

      Stephanie Chambliss
      Petition Organizer

      There has been much debate on the future location of our West Ashley Farmers Market. While I am indifferent in the subject of the location I do like considering taking “old eye sores” like DuPont Train Station or even the old Church Creek Piggly Wiggly on Highway 61. Using a location that takes into account safety, adequate parking, and accessibility (bus stops/bike lanes) needs to be the main focus. The location of the West Ashley Farmers Market needs to be a community decision taking all location concerns into consideration.

    2. 300 Signatures

      Stephanie Chambliss
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you for all your help and support making our vision a step closer to reality. We have reached over 300 signatures. I would like to take this time to thank you and let you know this is a community effort and our vision would not be possible without the help of each of our neighbors, like yourself. Please make sure to take the time to share this petition with your neighbors. Thanks again!

    3. Reached 250 signatures
    4. Curious about how your senator or representatives voted on food issuses?

      Stephanie Chambliss
      Petition Organizer

      For the first time, members of Congress are scored on their food and farm votes. If you’re curious about how your senator or representatives voted on issues like local food, farmers markets, organic food, GMOs and industrial agriculture go to the link below!

      http://www.foodpolicyaction.org/

      Food Policy Action

      Our mission is to highlight the importance of food policy and to promote policies that support healthy diets, reduce hunger at home and abroad, improve food access & affordability, uphold the rights & dignity of food and farm workers, increase transparency, improve public health, reduce the risk of food-borne illness, support local and regional food systems, treat farm animals humanely and reduce the environmental impact of farming and food production.

    5. Reached 50 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Kathleen Rodas CHARLESTON, SC
      • 3 months ago

      I would love to have a place closer to home that offered local, fresh delicious foods and locally made goods. Some place that is very accessible, that provides parking. West Ashley NEEDS a farmers market!

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    • Brooke Sunding CHARLESTON, SC
      • 5 months ago

      I want fresh, healthy food to feed my family and I love how farmer's markets bring neighbors out to meet one another.

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    • Timothy Quinlan CHARLESTON, SC
      • 6 months ago

      Mainly because I'd like a farmers market

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    • Patrick Collins SUMMERVILLE, SC
      • 6 months ago

      Fresh healthy food

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    • Eric Hansel CHARLESTON, SC
      • 9 months ago

      W/A is in need of more community events. A well placed farmer's market would provide an excellent opportunity for quality food, family oriented entertainment, and community involvement.

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