Urban Food Policy Council

Urban Food Policy Council Liberty Street Farmer’s Market: Application for Vendor

Thank you for your interest in vending at the Liberty Street Farmer’s Market. We expect this to be a twice monthly (once every 2 weeks) farmer’s market from mid-July through October for locally grown produce. Priority shall be given to urban farmers who produce within a 5-mile radius of the Liberty Street Market location.

CDC recommended protocols related to COVID-19 will be implemented and required of vendors. PPE will be provided to vendors, including reusable face masks, disinfectant, and hand sanitizer. Electric outlets are also provided.

 Vendors must provide their own tables and may directly accept payment in electronic payments or cash. The Urban Food Policy Council, through the City of Winston-Salem, will provide SNAP/EBT to customers; vendors who accept this form of payment will be paid by the City of Winston-Salem with a 4% fee to cover the cost of processing the payments.

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For a full listing of market expectations and information for vendors, please click here.


The City of Winston-Salem’s Think Orange initiative has coalesced information on grocery stores, food pantries, feeding sites, farms and farmers markets to assist in finding food resources near you. Toggle through different functions of the Forsyth County Food Resource application to find stores offering senior shopping hours, who accepts SNAP/EBT, and what free/discounted services are provided throughout the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County community. An alternative Spanish version of the application is also available: Recursos Alimentarios en Condado de Forsyth 

MeetingsWinston-Salem Urban Food Policy Council

  • 6 p.m.
  • 2nd Thursday of each month
  • City Hall, Public Works Conference Room

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Urban Food Policy Council meeting on Thursday, June 11, 2020, was held virtuallyYou will find unofficial meeting minutes from this meeting linked here. If you have questions, concerns, or comments, please reach out to the chief staff person for the Urban Food Policy Council.


Method of Appointment

The council shall be composed of 9 members of the public. Members shall have an interest in the food system, including food production, distribution, marketing, processing, consumption, access, disposal, etc. Members shall be residents of the City of Winston-Salem but cannot be employees of the City of Winston-Salem. Members shall be recommended by the Mayor and approved by the City Council.

Number of Members


Terms of Office

Three members shall be appointed for a three-year term. Three members shall be appointed for a two-year term. Three members shall be appointed for a one year term. All subsequent appointments shall be for three-year terms.

Chief Staff Person

Tiffany Turner
Food Resilience Project Manager
Email Tiffany Turner
Phone: 336-397-7561

NameRace & GenderTermExpiration
Megan Regan, Chair
White Female
September 2021
Scott Andree Bowen, Vice-Chair
White Male
September 2021
Jacqueline I. Ramsey
White Female1
September 2023
Tembila CovingtonBlack Female2
September 2022
Brandon Williams
Al Male1
September 2022
Carol Eickmeyer
White Female
September 2021
Michael Banner*
Black Male
September 2021

*Inaugural Chair

Authority for Creation

The authority for establishing the Urban Food Policy Council is Chapter 2, Section 2-63(a)(11) of the City Code, which was adopted by the City Council on April 17, 2017.

Purpose / Function

The purpose ofUrban Farmer and Policy Council Member, Michael Banner, speaks with a citizen about insulin plants a the Urban Food Policy Council is to initiate and promote actions that increase food access in the city of Winston-Salem, with a particular emphasis on activities in the urban core.

Members of the Winston-Salem Urban Food Policy Council (Council) held their first meeting on Thursday, February 8, 2018. Their meetings are recurring and take place on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Public Works Conference Room in City Hall.

The Council is committed to identifying and developing new ways to educate the community about the importance of healthy, fair, and sustainable local food.

Since 2018, the Council has worked to develop the following recommendations:

In the future, members of the Urban Food Policy Council plan to recommend resolutions and initiatives that support urban agriculture and community gardens including a proposal to allocate funding for city programs that provide urban farmers and community gardeners with training and technical assistance.

Other issues of interest for the Urban Food Policy Council include putting forth recommendations for the Mayor and Members of City Council to support including the adoption of urban agriculture-friendly zoning policies and consolidating processes for citizens to acquire vacant lots for urban agriculture purposes. 

Food Policy Resources

Dylan Williams with Toxic Free NC, Michael Banner, Scott Andree Bowen, Marcus Hill. Bottom row: TembView a list of Food Policy Resources including information on the North Carolina Local Food Council, Food Councils in the Triad, ways to connect through the Food System Leadership Network, and Community Food Strategies Facebook Group. 

This PDF also includes reports like the Forsyth Food System Assessment, Forsyth Farmland Preservation Plan, Winston-Salem Food Access and ncIMPACT’s "Creating a More Inclusive Economy for Forsyth County. 

There’s also a link the report from the Mayor’s Poverty Thought Force Initiative.