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...
Cleveland, Ohio, ordinance establishing local producer, food purchase and sustainable business preference.
Sections 3-C and 3-E of the Fairfax County Virginia Zoning Ordinance authorize cluster development in specific zones. Cluster development is most effective when open space requirements are mandatory...
This Lexington-Fayette County Ordinance defines "Active farm" and "Agricultural production."
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,...
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...
The purpose of this zoning ordinance is to implement the comphrehensive plan and to preserve the availability of agricultural land; to protect farming operations; to promote the protection of soil...
The Town of Southampton developed an Agricultural Overlay District and Agricultural Planned Development District to encourage the business of farming and protect productive farmland for agricultural...