Caney Fork General Store -- Jackson County, NC
MountainWise is a partnership of public health departments and other organizations in the eight westernmost counties of North Carolina to help area food deserts provide access to local fresh fruits and vegetables. For many people living in these areas called food deserts, the local corner gas station/convenience store is the most accessible outlet for them to buy groceries. The MountainWise partnership identifies local stores and helps them provide folks with healthy options. Caney Fork General Store in Jackson County is one of the nine stores currently participating in the project.