The Healthy Living Opportunities Map is a new tool to help you eat well and be more active throughout Buncombe County.
This map focuses on places to access healthy foods, such as community gardens, farmers' markets, and grocery stores. You can also see opportunities for active transportation, such as walking trails and bike routes. Additionally, there are park locations for 29 different park activities, including basketball, dog parks, and swimming pool access. Using this tool, you can find the distance and route to these resources or find the ones that are the most convenient to where you live, learn, work, play or pray.
Tailgate Markets – Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) (BuyAppalachian.org)
Community Gardens - Bountiful Cities (BountifulCitiesProject.org) and ASAP (ASAPConnections.org)
Grocery Stores – UNC Asheville Department of Health and Wellness. Student researchers conducted an in-person survey of each grocery store in Buncombe County. Students used a standardized survey called NEMS (Nutrition Environment Monitoring System) developed by the Centers for Disease Control. All Buncombe County grocery stores carrying fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain products, and low fat products are listed.
Emergency Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens / Welcome Tables, Emergency Shelters, and Community Distribution Sites - MANNA Food Bank (MannaFoodBank.org).
Opportunities to be Active
Trail Network – Buncombe County Parks, Greenways, and Recreation
Parks – Buncombe County and City of Asheville