Local Food Networks

From Policy to Reality: Updated Model Ordinances for Sustainable Development, 2008

By: Cr Planning, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency


Urban Agriculture

This model ordinance presents a template to help cities and counties in Minnesota draft regulations for a special zoning district to encourage local food production. Its local food production district addresses issues for integrating agriculture and other land uses on the development fringe of urban areas, including definitions that distinguish between locally-focused and commodity-focused agriculture, an example of a local food production district for a zoning code, and performance standards for direct marketing facilities for local food producers.