Growing Local

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Communities may use regulatory tools such as zoning ordinances and special use districts to establish designated areas for food processing, aggregation, and distribution.  The Burlington Vermont Code...
The Commercial Incubator Kitchen at the Douglas County Fairgrounds was designed in 2005 as part of the renovated shared commercial kitchen project to provide space for farmers and food entrepreneurs...
This guide has been written for elected officials, planning commissioners, planners, attorneys and community members who are interested in protecting California’s farmland. The guide’s focus is how...
The Massachusetts Local Food Action Plan was accepted by the MA Food Policy Council on December 10, 2015. The plan is designed to increase production, sales and consumption of Massachusetts-grown...
It is the intent of this Model Sign Code to provide municipalities with a means to both understand and regulate the use of on-premise signs within their jurisdictions. To this end, the Model has been...
The Local Food System Toolkit was developed by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to help communities reliably evaluate the economic impact of investing in local and regional food systems...