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Timestamp Is Buffalo Niagara moving in the right direction? On a scale of 1 (very difficult) to 5 (very easy), how easy is it to access healthy, affordable food in Buffalo Niagara? What's the biggest barrier to accessing healthy food in our region? What do you think is the best way to increase access to healthy food? On a scale of 1 (not important) to 5 (very important), how important is it for our region to grow more of its own produce? How can we make it easier for our region to grow more of its own food? (feel free to provide specific examples) What is your zip code? (This gives us an idea of where participants are from in the region.)
1 02/26/2015 at 09:39AM A Yes 2 C High prices A & c Farmers markets 5 Incorporate it into our every day lives 14203
2 11/12/2014 at 11:00AM B No 5 C High prices C Lower prices 5 Encourage urban farming on land with open fields fillmore ave has empty land 14206 reside 14201 mail
3 09/18/2014 at 10:17AM A Yes
4 08/20/2014 at 04:02PM A Yes 3 C High prices C Lower prices 5 More tax breaks for small farmers. Lower costs for farmers to bring food to town, such as farmers markets that have lower stall prices. 14220
5 08/19/2014 at 03:36PM Why cant buffalo build a sports complex other them hockey for all the other childern . . Its very sad Other How about snow boarding . . X games
6 08/17/2014 at 09:36AM A Yes 2 B Limited transit B Healthy Corner Stores
7 08/13/2014 at 11:25AM A Yes 1 C High prices C Lower prices 4 community vegetable gardens, these could provide healthy food for families in need and allow children and adults to get involved. 14210
8 08/13/2014 at 10:31AM A Yes 3 C High prices B Healthy Corner Stores 5 More urban gardens. 14214
9 08/11/2014 at 07:57PM A Yes 4 C High prices A Farmers markets 2 Allow for the right to urban farming and ease land access for vacant land 14206
10 08/11/2014 at 05:56PM A Yes 4 C High prices A Farmers markets 4 Offer tax credits or incentive programs, offer classes on how to 14226
11 08/11/2014 at 12:40PM A Yes 4 C High prices B Healthy Corner Stores 5 Less regulation 14224
12 08/09/2014 at 01:39PM Yes Yes A C High prices B Healthy Corner Stores 5
13 08/09/2014 at 10:21AM A Yes 4 B Limited transit B Healthy Corner Stores 5 Make it easier for people to have city gardens an community gardens 14207
14 08/08/2014 at 10:20PM A Yes 3 C High prices B Healthy Corner Stores 4 Encourage farming 14222
15 08/08/2014 at 08:21PM A Yes 2 C High prices B Healthy Corner Stores 5 Do not know 14086
16 08/08/2014 at 07:14PM A Yes 4 B Limited transit B Healthy Corner Stores
17 08/08/2014 at 02:22PM A Yes 4 C High prices C Lower prices 5 ms and encourage customers to support local farms. At least one of the farmer markets (Bidwell)accepts food stamps which makes it easier for low income pThere are already examples of making it easier to grow food in our region. Supermarkets like Tops and Wegmans stock local produce which promote local fareople to support local farmers. Our region needs to continue to find ways to make it cost effective for farmers to grow produce and make it cheap enough 14201
18 08/08/2014 at 12:55PM B No 1
19 08/08/2014 at 09:03AM A Yes 2 C High prices C Lower prices 1 Adjust the in city zoning laws so more urban gardens can be planted. Allow the use of empty city lots for planting by nearby neighbors, at least until the property is purchased. Send information out to the citizens with gardening tips and a list of community gardens, areas where planting is allowed, and a list of community gardens, with the membership prices listed. Since the information isn't given to them, people are too lazy to research for themselves 14213
20 08/07/2014 at 11:35PM A Yes 3 C High prices A Farmers markets 5 Grow foods that are seasonal and will grow with the buffalo weather. Also community gardens would be nice like the food bank of wny. Lower income families can plant and grow their own fruits and vegetables in their own plot. 14209
21 08/07/2014 at 08:33PM B No 3 C High prices C Lower prices 5 Give seminars on the importance of growing your own vegetation and explain how it is cost efficient 14201
22 08/07/2014 at 07:51PM B No 3 B Limited transit C Lower prices 5 Less taxes and regulations. 14218
23 08/07/2014 at 07:08PM B No 3 A Stores don’t stock it C Lower prices 3 More farmland/farming training. 14211
24 08/07/2014 at 04:19PM C Other 3 C High prices C Lower prices 5 Cheaper fertilizers,give new farmers a 7 year tax break like the Arabians and their corner stores everywhere that put mom &pop stores out of business thaies.t sold fresh fruits and veggies! Make it easier for a new farmer to get business loans to get started easier!Encourage organic growing of fruits and vegg 14210
25 08/07/2014 at 02:51PM A Yes 3 C High prices C Lower prices 5
26 08/07/2014 at 02:10PM B No 3 B Limited transit B Healthy Corner Stores 5 Encourage the farmers 14213
27 08/07/2014 at 01:56PM B No 4 D Other C Lower prices 5 More community gardens. Tax break N incentives for people growing there own food 14216
28 08/07/2014 at 01:12PM C Other 3 D Other C Lower prices 5 Turn vacant land into community gardens 14222
29 08/07/2014 at 01:05PM A yes Yes 3 C high prices High prices C lower prices Lower prices 5 Discontinue the construction of housing on arable land, and offer financial incentives to prospective landowners who promise to create small-scale commercial farms. 14223
30 08/07/2014 at 01:03PM A Yes 3 B Limited transit B Healthy Corner Stores 4 Of course. A healthy food truck, which only sells locally grown produce, could provide healthy food access to those who it is not readily available to. 14209
31 08/07/2014 at 08:35AM A Yes 3 B Limited transit B Healthy Corner Stores 1 Stop development of farmland and open spaces. Lower taxes on farmers and land transactions to NEW and aspiring farmers (who often cannot afford the price or are unable to find contiguous parcels) 14226
32 08/07/2014 at 08:09AM C Other 3 C High prices A Farmers markets 5 Give farmers fair deals. And aid to individual farmerS Not Corporations 14305
33 08/07/2014 at 07:03AM A Yes 3 B Limited transit B Healthy Corner Stores 4 More access to education for community gardens and at home gardens- encourage growth of programs like MAP 14210
34 08/07/2014 at 06:41AM B No
35 08/06/2014 at 11:43PM A Yes 2 C High prices C Lower prices 3 Encourage consumers to buy local; host free gardening and cooking classes near food deserts 14201
36 08/06/2014 at 10:21PM A Yes 3 B Limited transit D Other 4 Neighborhood gardens, more local farms 14206
37 08/06/2014 at 09:39PM A Yes 2 C High prices B Healthy Corner Stores 5 Encourage. Community gardens, farmers market, urban farms, and Victory Gardens. 14032
38 08/06/2014 at 09:15PM A Yes 3 A Stores don’t stock it B Healthy Corner Stores 5
39 08/06/2014 at 08:39PM C Other 3 D Other A Farmers markets 5 Incentives for purchasing locally grown food. Multipliers for buying local produce w EBT. Incentives for farmers to grow diverse foods rather than cash crops. 14209
40 08/06/2014 at 07:29PM A Yes 3 C High prices C Lower prices 2 Honestly, I really don't think we need to make our own food as much anymore. Shipping is hot right now, and you capture the budding market right there, your set 14225
41 08/06/2014 at 06:33PM A Yes 4 A Stores don’t stock it B Healthy Corner Stores 4 Keep certain city blocks free of development so that the empty lots would be clear for agriculture. 14213
42 08/06/2014 at 06:22PM A Yes 3 A Stores don’t stock it A Farmers markets 4 The city should set aside certain areas for residents to grow local gardens. 14220
43 08/06/2014 at 06:11PM a Yes 3 c High prices b Healthy Corner Stores 5 stop building on farmland! 14201
44 08/06/2014 at 06:11PM C other. I'm not sure. Other So healthy food are some times to expensive. Junk food is always cheaper. C High prices C lower prices Lower prices Very important. I'm sick of paying more money because certain foods are from other regions Give farmers the money and resources they need to make things happen. 14209
45 08/06/2014 at 06:04PM B No 1 B Limited transit B Healthy Corner Stores 5 Community gardens, I also feel if someone is able bodied and on government aide they should be required to either help with good sources or the educational system. For a time when I was raising my daughter I was blessed with help from food stamps, I volunteered every week in my child's school. 14224
46 08/06/2014 at 05:46PM A Yes 4 B Limited transit B Healthy Corner Stores 4 Develop vacant lots into urban gardens, more access to green space (a la outer harbor or a section of parkland dedicated to produce), more "micro gardens" and roof gardens similar to the one at the hotel Lafayette 14201
47 08/06/2014 at 05:36PM A Yes 3 A Stores don’t stock it A Farmers markets 5 Tax credits 14221
48 08/06/2014 at 05:24PM A Yes 3 D Other B Healthy Corner Stores 4 Expand local food infrastructure (food hubs). 14201
49 08/06/2014 at 05:17PM A Yes 3 B Limited transit B Healthy Corner Stores 4 Convert empty lots to community gardens and provide freer or low cost gardening, canning, and jam classes. 14216
50 08/06/2014 at 05:16PM A Yes 3 C High prices B Healthy Corner Stores 5 Encourage more urban farming 14214