Growing Food Connections Local Government Food Policy Database


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Food Systems

This online database from the USDA-funded Growing Food Connections project is a searchable collection of local public policies that explicitly support community food systems. It offers concrete examples of local public policies that have been adopted to address a range of food systems issues: rural and urban food production, farmland protection, transfer of development rights, food aggregation and distribution infrastructure, local food purchasing and procurement, healthy food access, food policy councils, food policy coordination, food system metrics, tax reductions and exemptions for food infrastructure, and much more.