Massachusetts Avenue Project

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Buffalo Public Schools prepare 28,000 lunches, 25,000 breakfasts and 5,000 snacks a day. Activists are calling for legal changes to allow greater variety in school food and easier ways to buy food produced locally.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Some local groups that have spent years transforming vacant city lots into community gardens have won a competitive federal grant. The funding will go towards expanding the Buffalo Community Food Hub Project.

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Ground was broken Wednesday on the Massachusetts Avenue Project's new Farmhouse on Buffalo's West Side. The $2 million Farmhouse at Massachusetts near West Utica Street will include training space, a teaching kitchen, resource library and improved cold storage.

Render provided by Massachusetts Avenue Project

Along with this year's spring planting, the Massachusetts Avenue Project will be breaking ground on a new farmhouse. Thanks to a grant from the Rich Family Foundation, MAP has met its $2 million fundraising goal.

City OKs Massachusetts Ave. Project 'farmhouse' plan

Jun 3, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The Massachusetts Avenue Project is moving ahead with a plan to construct a new "farmhouse" on its space at 387 Massachusetts Avenue, a project that now has the formal approval of the Buffalo Planning Board.

Massachusetts Ave. Project seeks OK to expand

May 6, 2015

The Massachusetts Avenue Project is looking to build a bigger permanent structure on the grounds of its urban farm on Buffalo's Lower West Side that would better house its mix of food education, food production and social change advocacy.

Chris Caya WBFO News

To continue growing its operation, the Massachusetts Avenue Project is looking to build a new Farmhouse and Community Food Resource Center.

The Massachusetts Avenue Project on Buffalo's west side introduced its new food truck Tuesday.  The vehicle will allow expansion of MAP's healthy food distribution project.

The organization, through its Growing Green Program, has created a sustaining model of urban agriculture.  The new truck is used to deliver fresh, affordable produce to Buffalo's low-income neighborhoods.

Forum discusses how to make food system better

Feb 29, 2012
photo by Michael Mroziak

Our food system has changed more in the past 40 years than in the past 400-thousand.  That was just one of the comments made during a panel discussion on problems surrounding the production and distribution of food to American tables.

Over the past 40 years, farms have consolidated.  Farm subsidies often determine both the type and the amount of food to be produced.  Improved transportation allows food to be further distributed, but often times people living in lower-income neighborhoods don't necessarily have quick access to healthier choices.