Growing Local

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A model On Farm Direct Marketing Ordinance for Burlington County, New Jersey municipalities.
This report is organized into twelve sections corresponding to the initiatives outlined in Strategies for Sustainability. For each of the initiatives, the Vision is that articulated by the California...
Cleveland, Ohio, ordinance establishing local producer, food purchase and sustainable business preference.
Food can be viewed through the lenses of homeland security, emergency preparedness and human services, private industry and business, environmental stewardship, land use, and public utility, among...
This guide was formulated in response to the recent growth in the number of new local food policy councils, with these food policy councils intended as our main audience. However, this toolkit should...
Growing Local was written to help communities remove barriers and advance solutions to sustain local agriculture and strengthen community food systems. It draws upon extensive research of local...
The purpose of this is policy is to direct Linn County, Iowa, departments and agencies to make best efforts to purchase and advocate for local and sustainable food. Linn County employees, vendors,...
In 2012, the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) conducted a comprehensive national survey on local...
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...
With support from the Healthy Eating Research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, APA’s Planning and Community Health Research Center conducted a multiphase research study to identify and...
Food is a sustaining and enduring necessity. Yet among the basic essentials for life — air, water, shelter, and food — only food has been absent over the years as a focus of serious professional...
Executive Directive 09-03 of July 9, 2009 states San Francisco's commitment to a food system promoting public health, environmental sustainability and social responsibility. This directive also...
With Seattle’s population expected to grow by 100,000 people over the next 20 years, it is important to identify ways to ensure that everyone in Seattle is able to participate in a food system that...
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...
The Multnomah Food Action Plan builds upon the existing work of the community by providing a roadmap with a shared community vision and shared goals. This Plan is also a call to action and identifies...
This Guide is aimed at informing and supporting the development of Community Food Assessments as a tool for increasing community food security and creating positive change