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Alameda, California, Code § 30-4.24 (c )(2) (current t...
Definition of Main Street Neighborhood (MS) sub district of Alameda Point that incorporates urban agriculture, including urban farms and community gardens.
Albany County, N.Y., Res. No. 496-a (Feb. 9, 2009)
The resolution creates a “Local Food Purchasing Policy” and requires the county’s purchasing agent to consult with the Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets to set a percentage of foods that q...
Albany, N.Y., Code § 34-2 (current through May 15, 201...
Directs the Mayor's Office to develop and adopt a "Healthy Meetings and Special Events Policy," which will include healthy meeting guidelines so that when food is provided at activities and special ev...
Albemarle, Va., Code Chptr 18, Sec 5.1.47 (current thro...
The section of the county's zoning code sets out zoning requirements for parking, stand and yard sizes, and overall market organization for farm sales operations, including farm stands, farm sales, an...
Anchorage, Alaska, Code § 16.55.220 (Jan.31, 2017)
Provides nutrition standards for regulated child care facilities; adopts state standards by reference but also encourages avoidance of sugary snacks and drinks unless the drinks contain real fruit or ...
Arvada, Colo., Code § 5.2.26 (current through Aug. 24,...
This law sets "market gardens" standards, including hours of operation and parking.
Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, Code § 9-15-23 (current...
Regulates community gardens. Allows them in all zones, but permit is required. Permits are good for one year. Gardens may be no larger than one acre, and up to 3 on-site sale events are allowed (altho...
Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, Code § 9-15-25 (current...
Regulates the keeping of chickens; allows chickens to be kept in all zones, for noncommercial purposes.
Atlanta, Georgia, Ordinance No. 2014-22 (14-O-1092) (Ju...
This uncodified law amended Atlanta's several provisions in the city's zoning code to define and allow “urban gardens and market gardens” as a permitted use and to provide conditions for where and...
Austin, Tex. Code § 14-11-1 (Oct. 5, 2017)
This section excludes activities regulated and allowed as "sustainable urban agriculture" under Ch. 14-7 of the City's code from the requirement that a person must submit an application to the directo...
Austin, Tex., Code § 25-2-863 (Current through Oct. 5,...
This law outlines standards and permitted activities for urban farms. The standards include, among other things size requirements (may not be less than one acre and not more than five acres); and limi...
Austin, Tex., Code § 25-2-864 (Current through Oct. 5,...
This law outlines standards for market gardens. It specifically allows market gardens in all base zoning districts and allows for the raising of fowl, rabbits, and aquatic foods using aquaponic system...
Austin, Texas, Code Chapter 14-7 (current through Oct....
Creates a program to support city supported community gardens on city owned or city controlled land. Only non-profits are eligible to operate the gardens, and must apply for a garden permit, and for...
Austin, Texas, Environmental Criteria Manual, § 1.5.3 ...
Describes conditions under which sustainable urban agriculture (community gardens, market gardens, and urban farms) qualifies as a permitted use in the Critical Water Quality Zone. Raising of livestoc...
Austin, Texas, Land Development Code § 30-5-261 (curre...
Regulates development in Critical Water Quality Zone. Provides that open space is limited to urban agriculture or community gardens in a water supply rural watershed, water supply suburban watershed, ...
Baltimore County, Md., Code § 30-1-201(b)(2)(ii)(2) (c...
Allows hunting on county land if part of a Deer Cooperator Program (hunting to reduce overpopulation of wildlife); program requires that venison be donated to food banks or other charitable organizati...
Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La., Code § 6:56...
Requires commercial and noncommercial food sellers to provide some type of sugar-free soft drinks or pops, or water, for diabetic customers.
Beaufort County, S.C., Community Development Code, § 1...
Lists promoting urban agriculture as a purported purpose/intent of the county development code. This provision outlines the purpose of the county comprehensive plan to allow conservation efforts, qual...
Black Earth, Wisc., Code § 100-8 (current through May ...
Allows for and creates regulations and permitting process for beekeeping in residential areas. Requires an annual permit, plus notification to neighbors with an opportunity to object. Allows up to six...
Bonita Springs, Fla., Code § 4-1435 (current through S...
This law provides regulations for community gardens including requirements for composting, drainage, parking, size, noise, chemical application, structures, etc. It also provides that community garden...
Borough of Charleroi, Penn., Code §§ 338-406.21, 406....
Provides standards and definitions for urban agriculture, including urban agriculture (limited) uses, which allows beekeeping but not chicken keeping, and accessory uses, which allows both beekeeping ...
Borough of Wilkinsburg, Penn., Code §§ 260-406.33, 40...
Provides standards and definitions for urban agriculture, including urban agriculture (limited) uses, which allows beekeeping but not chicken keeping, and accessory uses, which allows both beekeeping ...
Boston, MA, Article 89 (Dec. 20, 2013)
This chapter addresses a variety of urban agriculture uses, including ground level and rooftop farms and greenhouses for commercial purposes; aquaculture, aquaponic, and hydroponic farms; composting; ...
Boulder, Colo. Code Tit. 3, Chapter 16 (current through...
Establishes an excise tax of $0.02 per fluid ounce on distributors of sugar-sweetened beverages. Revenues must be used to cover the costs for administering the tax. Any extra revenue is to be used to ...
Brighton, Colo., Code Sec. 6-4-900 (current through Ap...
Provides use regulations for poultry keeping and apiculture (beekeeping).
Brighton, Colo., Code § 6-4-200 (April 20, 2017)
This section prohibits the keeping, possession or harboring of "vicious animals" within the City, but specifically permits beekeeping and recognizes that the "vicious animal" regulations do not apply ...
Broward County, Fla., Code § 25.38 (current through Oc...
Requires county-owned/operated public food establishments to provide alternatives to sugar by providing artificially-sweetened soft drink beverages or fruit juices. This requirement also must be exten...
Burlington, Vermont, Zoning Regulation No. ZA-14-08 (Ma...
This uncodified ordinance amended the city's Comprehensive Development Ordinance to make urban agriculture activities easier, including by exempting some cold frames, hoop houses and other season exte...
Casper, Wyo., Code § 6.04.270 (September 9, 2017)
This law allows for up to six (6) chicken hens to be kept as an accessory use for single-family residential dwelling/structures and provides regulations for the same. Among other things, issues addres...
Casper, Wyoming, Code, ch. 17.24 (current through Sept....
Sets forth permitted uses, conditional uses, and minimum standards for AG Urban Agriculture District.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Code § 42A.14(C)(1) (current throu...
Exempts farm stands that sell unprocessed whole foods grown on-site on land assessed as agricultural land from mobile food vendor licensing requirements.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Code, ch. 32, § 32.04.030, paragra...
Allows urban agriculture uses as a primary or accessory use in all zone districts. An annual permit is needed when urban agriculture use is the primary use, or if an accessory use and the land being u...
Chattanooga, Tenn., Code, §§ 38-451 to -457 (Sept 28,...
These provisions set standards for the City's "A-1 Urban Agricultural Zone." They specifically designate agricultural uses such as growing of crops, dairying, grazing, the raising and maintaining of p...
Chelsea, Mass., Code, pt. III, art. I, ch. 1, art. 1 (c...
This law prohibits the storage, preparation, distribution, hold for service, or serving any food or beverage containing artificial trans fat in the City of Chelsea. The regulation does not include the...
Chicago, Ill., Ord. No. 92607 (2007)
Uncodified ordinance amending city nuisance law to allow small-scale composting (at homes, for example) to operate without specific permits under certain conditions, such as size restrictions, rat co...
Christiansburg, Va., Code § 42-663 (current through Se...
This section establishes standards for chicken and beekeeping and requires a permit for the same that allows up to six chicken hens or chicks and no more than two beehive stands in association with on...
Christiansburg, Virginia, Code § 42-633 (current throu...
Establishes urban agriculture zoning permit requirement and sets standards for keeping of bees and chickens in all zones. States that gardens used for growing fruits and vegetables do not require a z...
City of Camden, N.J., Ordinance MC-4803 (adopted Dec. 1...
This law creates an exemption from taxes for improvements made to real property as part of the state’s economic opportunity act of 2013, which incentivizes things such as bringing of fresh produce i...
Cleveland, Oh., Code § 187A.01 et seq. (current throug...
The law establishes a preference for local producers, local food purchasers, and sustainable businesses in city procurement contracts and purchasing. Bids from these types of businesses are eligible ...
Cleveland, Oh., Code § 205.04 (current through Sept. 2...
The law establishes a licensing scheme for applying for licenses to keep animals and bees within the city. The law allows for a 2 year license, and if in a residential area, requires at least 21 day ...
Cleveland, Oh., Ord. No. 347.02 (eff. Feb. 5, 2009)
The City of Cleveland updated its zoning code to allow residents to keep bees, chickens, and other farm animals on their property. The ordinance allows six animals for a 4800 square foot lot, prohibi...
Cleveland, Oh., Ord. No. 814-10 (Oct. 6, 2010)
Uncodified version of an ordinance that amended Cleveland’s zoning codes to permit agriculture, some farm sales, and the keeping of farm animals in certain residential zones.
Cleveland, Ohio, Code Sections 336.01-336.05 (current t...
This law establishes urban garden districts. These districts include community gardens (which may have “occasional sales of items” grown on-site) and market gardens that conduct on-site sales. I...
Cleveland, Ohio., Code § 241.42 (current through Oct. ...
The law prohibits foods containing industrially-produced trans fat from being used in menu items or food products sold in "food shops," except for those that are pre-packaged and served directly to th...
Conyers, Ga., Code 8-7-41(l) (current through Oct. 24, ...
Allows urban farms in the Downtown District, as a matter of right in certain subareas. Establishes permitted activities at urban farms, including allowing of on-site food donation. Exempts urban farms...
Dania Beach, Fla., Code § 312-50 (current through Sept...
This provision describes "urban agricultural gardens" and recognizes that "most community gardens share at least four (4) elements in common: land (or a place to grow something); plantings; gardeners;...
Dania Beach, Florida, Code § 312-30 (current through S...
Establishes “pocket parks” as one use that qualifies for an open space incentive; notes that pocket parks may be used for urban agriculture purposes, among other things.
Davis, Cal., Code ch. 17, § 17.02 (Aug. 2017)
States that default beverages for children's meals in restaurants must be either water with no added sweeteners of any kind or milk (or a non-dairy alternative)
Daytona Beach, Fla., Land Development Code § 1.3 (Curr...
This provision sets forth the general purpose and intent of the City's land development code and is not a law per se. It states, among other things, an intent to "promote green and sustainable develop...
DeLand, Florida, Code § 33-24 (current through July 18...
Provides standards for community gardens and market gardens to receive a "special exception" (permit) to operate. Gardens must register annually, and have a governing board. Gardens may only be used ...
Denver City & Cty, Colo., Ord. No. 621 (Nov. 18, 2...
The ordinance removed a prohibition on the keeping of domestic honeybees in residential zones (including mixed-use zones), and expressly allowed them as an accessory use so long as certain conditions...
District of Columbia, Code Sections 47-3801to 3805 (cur...
The law creates 10 year tax and licensing fee exemptions for restaurants, retail stores, and supermarkets located in specific "priority development areas" of D.C. The exemptions include include exemp...
Duarte, Cal., Code § 19.52.070 (Feb. 23, 2017)
This law allows community gardens to count toward the landscaping/"open space" requirements for multi-family residential developments. It also encourages the incorporation of edible landscape elements...
Duluth, Minnesota, Legislative Code, ch. 50, art. III, ...
Identifies community gardens, farmers markets, and urban agriculture as commercial uses and provides regulations.
Durham, N.C., Unified Development Code Sec. 5.4.12 (Sep...
Article 5.4.12 of the Durham Unified Development Ordinance allows Durham residents to obtain permits to keep domestic chickens as an accessory use of property as long as they meet certain conditions...
East Cleveland, Ohio, Res. No. 54-10 (Aug. 31, 2010)
The Resolution generally recognizes the city's support for urban agriculture and community gardens, and commits the city to working collaboratively with partners to improve water access, transform va...
East Wenatchee, Wash., Ord. No. 2013-03 (May 28, 2013)
The ordinance amends the city's zoning code to allow residents to keep farm animals for personal uses and engage in agricultural practices in certain residential zones.
Fayetteville, Arkansas, Code § 164.04 (current through...
Provides regulations pertaining to the keeping of fowl (ducks and chickens), bees, and goats within city limits.
Ferguson, Missouri, Zoning Ordinance § 8.3 (current th...
This law establishes and regulates permitted special uses in the City's single family residence district including agritourism and urban agriculture.
Ferguson, Mo., Code §§ 40-60 to 40-63 (current throug...
This law allows community gardens in public places with a permit, and sets standards and regulations for the same. Specific requirements address site planning, volunteers, maintenance, equipment use, ...
Fitchburg, Wis., Code § 22-538 (current through Aug. 9...
This section establishes the purpose of the City's A-S Small Lot Agriculture District, which is intended to ensure that urban agriculture and community gardens in the urban service area are located to...
Fitchburg, Wisconsin, Code § 22-218 (current through ...
Allows urban agriculture uses in all residential districts with a conditional use permit, provided that specific standards are considered and deemed met. Includes animal husbandry, farm stands, on-sit...
Food, Environmental, and Economic Development in the Di...
This uncodified law created a program to support and encourage grocery stores and other healthy food retail outlets. It includes incentives and assistance for developing or improving grocery stores a...
Fort Collins, Colo., Code § 12-23 (current through Oct...
Creates general requirement that food stores that accumulate a certain amount of excess food must subscribe to a service for the collection of food scraps by a licensed collector, but provided enumera...
Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Land Development Code § 47-18.4...
This section sets standards for urban farms and community gardens and establishes that urban farms shall generally be permitted as a principal or accessory use within non-residential zoning districts,...
Fredericksburg, VA., Code Chapter 14, art. IX (current ...
Regulates the keeping of chickens and bees. License is required for both with annual renewal. Up to four chickens (no roosters) and up to two beehives per single-family lot are allowed. Chickens may b...
Fuquay-Varina, N.C., Code § 9-1005 (current through De...
This provision is an intent section, rather than a law per se. It outlines the intent and purpose of the Town's Land Development Ordinance which includes the aim of adding "urban agriculture and commu...
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, Code § 9-1255(b)(1 and ...
Provides use standards for beekeeping and chicken keeping, including which zones these uses are allowed (they are allowed as accessory uses in residential zones). Beekeepers must have training; chicke...
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, Code § 9-1255(b)(10) (c...
Provides use standards for urban agricultural uses. Allows for backyard, private gardens; but community gardens must be operated by at least three families or a homeowners' association. On-site sales...
Galveston, Tex., Code § 2.317 (current through Sept. 2...
This law establishes design and use standards for community gardens. Among other things, it specifically allows sale of produce grown on-site and requires community gardens to be designed to meet the ...
Golden, Colorado, Code § 18.30.020 (7) and (7.5) (curr...
Outlines special process for issuance of special use permits for urban agriculture pursuant to sections 18.28.085 (keeping of animals); 18.26.010 (farmers markets), 18.26.015 (neighborhood farmers mar...
Golden, Colorado, Code Chapter 18.26 (current through O...
Provides regulations for farmers’ markets, neighborhood farmers’ markets, produce stands, urban farms, community gardens, and Green Grocers. Requires farmers' markets to accept SNAP; and requires ...
Great Falls, Mont., Code § 17.20.6.175 (current throug...
This law sets forth details that must be submitted to the Planning and Community Development Department prior to approval of a new community garden. Required details include, among other things, ident...
Hartford, Conn., Code § 14-22 (current through Sept. 7...
This law prohibits food establishments from storing, distributing, holding for service, or serving foods containing artificial trans fat or using them in preparation of any menu item or food served. ...
Holly, Mich., Code § 112.03 (current through Oct. 11, ...
Exempts "any gardener or farmer, or market gardener selling or offering for sale the produce of his or her farm or garden" from permit requirement for "peddlers."
Kansas City, Missouri, Code, § 74-201 et seq. (current...
Establishes and provides regulations for an Urban Agriculture Zones (UAZ) for growers, and small businesses who process or sell (vend) food, on blighted and underutilized land. Qualified UAZs are exem...
Kansas City, Missouri, Zoning and Development Code, § ...
Defines and provides regulations for home and community gardens, and Community Supported Agriculture. Community Supported Agriculture activities require a permit; home gardens are permitted as an acce...
Kansas City, Mo., Code ch. 74, art. IV, § 74-70 et seq...
This law establishes a land bank and creates a land bank agency for the purpose of managing, selling, transferring and disposing of interests in real estate for various specified uses, which include, ...
Kern County, Cal., Code § 19.26.190 (7) (current throu...
This provision is part of a law that provides standards for community gardens in the County's Mobilehome Park District. Community gardens must be on lots owned or leased by a property owner's associat...
Knoxville, Tennessee, Code, app. B, art. V, § 25 (curr...
Provides performance standards for urban agriculture uses, including beekeeping, backyard composting, hydroponics and aquaponics, and season extension structures such as low tunnels and cold frames, a...
L.A. Admin. Code § 8.325.5(e)(7) (current through Sept...
Specifies that competitive funds will be awarded to improvement projects over a 30 year period for the "L.A. FOR KIDS Program," including $15,000,000 for urban greening, which may be in the form of co...
La Crosse, Wisconsin, Code § 115-347(5) (current throu...
Permits small scale urban agricultural uses in the Local Business District (C-1), and Commercial District (C-2), after obtaining a conditional use permit. Small scale agriculture uses includes wholesa...
Lancaster, Penn., Code § 291 et seq. (current through...
This law establishes a licensing scheme for cart vendors in central business districts and cart and truck vendors in neighborhood districts, including licensing process, standards of operation, and ca...
Las Vegas, Nev., Code § 11.10.150 (current through Sep...
Allows Parking Services to set up a temporary program up to twice a year where people may choose to pay for certain parking tickets with food donations (or other kinds of donations, like toys).
Lawrence, Kan., Ord. No. 8378 (Apr. 7, 2009)
Uncodified version of an ordinance that established regulations allowing for the keeping of female chickens and ducks in residential areas. This law has been amended again since 2012. See Lawrence, Ka...
Lee County, Fla., Land Development Code §§ 34-1711 to...
This regulates agritourism, produce stands, U-Pick, and community gardens. Community gardens may be permitted by right as specified in district use regulations, subject to the requirements in this sec...
Local Laws of the City of New York, No. 49 (Aug. 17, 20...
This law amends the city’s administrative and building code so that certain greenhouses (it appears those fewer than 4 feet tall) are partially exempt from being included as part of the height of th...
Los Angeles County, Cal., Board of Supervisors Policy M...
Establishes nutrition standards for food and beverages sold through vending machines on county property.
Los Angeles County, California, Code § 2.52.3400 et se...
Implements Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone (UAIZ)]Program, which allows landowners in urban areas to receive reduced tax assessments for putting land towards an agricultural use. Any agricultural use...
Los Angeles, Cal., Ordinance No. 180103 (Aug. 4, 2008)
This uncodified ordinace created a one year moratorium on permits for new fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles. According to Growing Food Connections, this areas of Los Angeles is "a low-income...
Madison, Me., Code, ch. 245 (2016)
The town declares its right to food self-governance, stating that local producers and processors are exempt from food inspections and licensing requirements for food sold directly to customers (includ...
Madison, Wis., Ord. No. 12-00025 (Mar. 6, 2012)
This ordinance established a licensing requirement for beekeeping (annual license, fee of $10), and added new or amended various sections of the city's zoning code (Sec. 28.07, Sec. 28.08, Sec. 28.09)...
Madison, Wisconsin, Code § 28.093 (current through Aug...
Establishes an Urban Agricultural District where urban agricultural uses are allowed either as a permitted or conditional use. Allows no more than 15% coverage of lot by buildings or paved arease, but...
Manatee County, Fla., Code § 2-2-11(b)(6) (current thr...
This is a law relating to provision of food for employees dealing with an emergency. It requires that emergency food about to expire be donated to food shelves, food banks, food pantries and other "no...
Maui Cty., Haw., Code tit. 11, ch. 11.04, § 11.04.010,...
Exempts grocery bags (or other suitable containers) from the general restriction on carrying food or beverages on a bus in containers that are not tightly closed or packaged to prevent spillage (11.04...
Metro Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn...
Creates grant program for nonprofits for use to create school or community gardens for the benefit of children or seniors; lists criteria for receiving a grant and states what the program funds can be...
Miami Beach, Fla., Code § 82-4 (current through Oct. 1...
This law prohibits foods containing artificial trans fat from being dispensed in vending machines located on city property, provided that the vending machine is not located in a facility that is subje...
Miami Gardens, Florida, Code § 34-420 (current through...
Provides standards that urban agricultural uses must comply with to satisfy minimum open space requirements and qualify for open space incentives.
Miami, Fla., Code ch. 62, art. XIII, div. 9, 62-622 (Ju...
Sets minimum square foot requirement for farmers market space, and limits on days and hour operations for markets; and specifies what should be in permit application. Also provides for a 50% discount ...
Minneapolis, Minn., Code § 63.100 (current through Se...
The law requires a permit for keeping of backyard bees, and establishes regulations for beekeeping.
Minneapolis, Minn., Code § 520.160 (current through Oc...
Defines "Community gardens" for zoning code purposes; includes growing food for purposes of donation as one of the allowed uses of community gardens.
Minneapolis, Minn., Code tit 10, ch. 203 (Aug. 7, 2017)
Law establishes minimum stocking requirements for staple foods for most grocery stores in the city.
Minneapolis, Minn., Ord. No. 2009-Or-189 (Dec. 18, 2009...
This uncodified ordinance shows that in 2009, Minneapolis raised the fees for small animal permits from $30 to $50. The Minneapolis code has been reorganized since this amendment was adopted; permitti...
Minneapolis, Minn., Ord. No. 2014-Or-022 (May 23, 2014)
The ordinance amended the city code to expand its laws allowing mobile grocery store operations under certain conditions. According to the staff memo, the previous ordinance limited mobile stores to ...
Montgomery County, Md., Ord. No. 17-15 (June 26, 2012)
Uncodified version of ordinance amending the Montgomery County Zoning Ordinance to define the term “commercial kitchen” and to allow accessory commercial kitchens in some residential zones under c...
Montgomery County, Virginia, Code § 10-41(19) (current...
Supplemental district regulations for residential chicken keeping (which requires a zoning permit and must comply with other requirements in the code) and residential beekeeping (which also must be do...
Mundelein, Illinois, Code § 20.48.030(HH) (current thr...
Provides generic use standards for urban agricultural uses, which excludes animal husbandry, beekeeping and fish farms. Minimum lot size is one acre. Allows for use of season extension structures inc...
N.Y.C. Rules, ch. 42 (2017) (current through November 4...
Establishes licensing for "GreenThumb" (urban) gardens. Also establishes certain procedures with respect to the transfer of the lots upon which such gardens are located; and requires, with some except...
National City, Cal., Code § 18.30.260 (current through...
Establishes specific use restrictions for “neighborhood corner store;” includes language encouraging such stores to sell fresh produce and prohibits them from selling alcoholic beverages.
National City, Cal., Code § 18.50.010 (current through...
Defines several urban agriculture related terms, including "community farm;" “neighborhood garden” and "urban agriculture." Both community farms and neighborhood gardens allow produce to be grown...
National City, Cal., Code Sec. 18.30.240 (current throu...
Provides specific use regulations for urban agriculture activities focused on growing of edible produce and horticultural items. Allows occastional on-site sale activities of agricultural items, and i...
New Port Richey, Fla., Code § 21.01.00 -.10 (current ...
These provision set standards for community gardens and expressly allows community gardens in all zoning districts, including as a principal use for vacant lots. They require community gardens to be ...
New Port Richey, Fla., Code, app. A, § 7.14.00 (curren...
This law designates permitted uses in the City's Government District and allows urban agriculture in addition to municipal government buildings and facilities.
New Port Richey, Florida, Code Appendix A, Land Develo...
Establishes standards for urban agriculture, including operational requirements and application/registration requirements.
New Rochelle, N.Y., Code § 331-175 (current through Se...
Provides general regulation pertaining to six Downtown Overlay Zones. Features urban agriculture related uses as a permitted use in all districts. "Urban agriculture" includes growing of plants and cr...
New York, N.Y., Admin. Code Sec. 3-120 (current through...
Requires the New York City Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability to produce an annual report regarding the production, processing, distribution and consumption of food in and for the city. ...
New York, N.Y., Administrative Code Sec. 6-130 (current...
The resolution encourages purchases of fresh fruits, vegetables and field crops grown in the state, and foods that have been processed in the state, in the city's food procurement processes. Requires ...
New York, N.Y., Local Law No. 48 (Aug. 17, 2011)
This amendment require[s] the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services to create and maintain a list of property owned or leased by the city that includes an assessment of the l...
Newberry, Florida, Code, app. B, art. 4, § 4.2.38 (cur...
Provides supplementary regulations to allow for urban agriculture uses in residential areas; specifically for keeping of chickens, ducks, pigeons, and pheasants (up to 4 birds) on residential zoned pa...
Newberry, Florida, Code, app. B, art. 4, § 4.5.4 (curr...
Prohibits the keeping of horses, cows, swine, sheep, goats, or poultry in Residential, Single Family Districts, except under the conditions of § 4.2.38, relating to supplementary regulations allowin...
Newberry, Florida, Code, app. B, art. 4, § 4.6.4 (curr...
Prohibits the keeping of horses, cows, swine, sheep, goats, or poultry in Residential, Mixed Single Family/Mobile Home Districts, except under the conditions of § 4.2.38, relating to supplementary re...
North Lauderdale, Fla., Code § 78-113 (current through...
This provision directs the community sustainability board to facilitate the development and maintenance of a community garden program. It is part of a larger section that establishes the community sus...
Oakland, Cal., Code § 4.52 (current through July 17, 2...
Establishes a one-cent per ounce excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, to be paid by distributors. Tax revenue is to be deposited in the general fund. Also establishes a Community Advisory Board to...
Passaic, N.J., Code, ch. 149, art. XIII (current throug...
This article provides rules, regulations and standards for operation of farmers' markets with the aim of "encouraging the consumption of locally grown and unprepared fruits, vegetables, and herbs by c...
Philadelphia, Pa., Code tit 6, ch. 6-300, § 6-308 (Aug...
Requires disclosure of nutritional information by chain restaurants; provides standards for what information must be disclosed and how; specifies exceptions; and has standards for how nutrition analys...
Philadelphia, Penn., Code § 19-1603 (current through O...
Provides for a discount in water rates for community gardens, and includes a definition of community gardens.
Philadelphia, Penn., Code § 19-2604(16) (current Oct. ...
Provides tax credit of up to $2,000 per year for merchants who purchase healthy beverages to sell in their stores.
Philadelphia, Penn., Code tit Chapter 19-4100 (current ...
Establishes an excise tax of $0.015 per fluid ounce on distributors of beverages sweetened with both caloric and non-caloric sweeteners.
Philadelphia, Penn., Policies for the Sale and Reuse of...
These policies allow for special types of city land use agreements, including those linked to community gardens. Policies allow for one year licenses for individual gardens, and licenses of up to 5 y...
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Zoning Code § 912.07 (curren...
Provides use regulations for urban agriculture accessory uses with and without animals.
Plano, Tex., Code 9-21(b)(5) (current through July 20, ...
Sets health and safety standards for food donation. Allows donation to a food salvager.
Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Code § 19-3.25(5)(g) (current thro...
Sets standards for agriculture uses in the Walkway-Gateway District (which are a special use in some subdistricts and not allowed in others; except that rooftop gardens are a permitted use in all sub...
Prince George’s County, Md., Code Subtitle 10, di...
Establishes tax credit for grocery stores in underserved areas, including criteria to get the tax credit, which reduces property tax by 75%; limits it to 10 years; provides for earlier termination if ...
Prince George’s Cnty., Md., Code §§ 10-235.22 -.25 ...
This law establishes a property tax credit of up to $5,000 against the County portion of property tax on certain urban agricultural properties. Among other things, qualification criteria include prope...
Purcellville, Va., Code § 6-8(b)(1) (current through A...
Allows the town council to donate some of its annual funds to certain efforts; events that promote "food assistance" are one of the approved categories for donation.
Richmond, Va., Code §§ 8-394 to 8-401 (current throug...
These sections require appointment of a "Community Garden Coordinator" and set forth qualifications for and duties of that position. They also provide regulations regarding operation of and the permit...
Ridgefield, Wash., Code tit 8, ch. 8.32 (Aug. 23, 2017)
Sets requirements for application and use of community kitchen in Abrams Park. Specifically states that "The city shall not be liable for injuries or loss of property or vandalism resulting from the ...
Rockwall, Tex., Land Development Code Art. IV, § 2.1.1...
This provision sets use standards for rural and animal-related uses throughout the City's zoning districts. Specific definitions and regulations relate to urban agriculture including community gardens...
Roseburg, Or., Code, app. A, § 6.2.020 (current throug...
This section allows for regulatory flexibility with respect to standards for certain planned unit developments (PUDs) in exchange for development amenities and/or mitigation of potential adverse impa...
Royal Oak, Mich., Code ch. 441 (July 10, 2017)
Establishes a Public Market for the purpose of providing a place where farmers can sell their own farm products.
S.F. City & Cty., Cal., Ordinance No. 29-07 (Feb. ...
Includes requirements for farmers markets, including that they accept nutritional assistance programs; and requirement that Agriculture Commission conduct annual needs assessments for good locations f...
S.F., Cal., Planning Code art. 2, 202.2(c)(2) (current ...
Sets forth allowed and prohibited activities for "Neighborhood Agriculture" uses; allows on-site sales and food donation in all districts of items grown on-site, but not "within a Dwelling Unit." Sal...
Salem, Massachusetts, Zoning Code, § 3.2.7 (current th...
Identifies urban agriculture as an accessory use, focusing on chicken keeping, and sets standards for keeping of chikcens.
Salem, Virginia, Code § 106-318 (current through May 3...
Regulates the keeping of chickens in residential areas through a permitting process.
San Francisco City & Cty., Cal., Code §§ 471.1 ...
San Francisco's Healthy Food Incentive Ordinance allows incentive items (such as a toy) to be given away with the purchase of a meal, food, or beverage only if the meal/food/beverage meets specific nu...
San Francisco City & Cty., Cal., Ord. No. 100-9-09...
The law requires all residents sort their refuse and separate out waste that is recyclable or compostible. It also requires owners and managers of multi-family housing, food vendors, event operators ...
San Francisco, Cal., Admin. Code § 3.19 (d) (3) (curr...
Exempts community gardens projects and other specified park and landscape renovation projects from a requirement to appropriate funds for art enrichment of public buildings, structures, parks and tran...
San Francisco, Cal., Admin. Code ch. 101 (current throu...
Restricts the use of city funds to buy sugar-sweetened beverages in any form, except as specifically exempted; also does not allow sugar-sweetened beverages to be sold, provided or distributed under a...
San Francisco, Cal., Administrative Code Sections 59.1 ...
San Francisco established the Healthy Food Retailer Incentives Program to develop an incentive program for small food stores in underserved areas to sell healthy food, through technical assistance whi...
San Francisco, Cal., Business & Tax Regulations Co...
Establishes an excise tax of $0.01 per fluid ounce on distributors of sugar-sweetened beverages in San Francisco. Tax revenue is to be deposited in the general fund.
San Francisco, Cal., Charter Sec. 16-107 (Nov. 2016)
This section created the Park, Recreation and Open Space Fund, which is funded through a set aside from the annual tax levy, to be used to support various open-space activities (including community ga...
San Francisco, Cal., Health Code art. 42 (current throu...
Requires sugary beverages advertisements to display a warning about their health effects. Exempts ads in magazines and other publications; on TV and other electronic media; on menus; on distributors' ...
San Francisco, Cal., Ord. No. 184-14 (Aug. 7, 2014)
This is an uncodified ordinance; it authorizes local governments to enter into enforceable contracts with owners of private property for the purpose of promoting the use of vacant, unimproved, or blig...
San Francisco, Cal., Ordinance No. 297-10 (Dec. 3, 2010...
This uncodified ordinance amends the city’s planning code to expand opportunities for mobile food vendors by clarifying that they do not have to operate only in enclosed facilities and to clarify th...
San Francisco, Cal., Ordinance No. 301-10 (Nov. 23, 201...
This uncodified law amended the city’s administrative code to support water conservation in irrigating landscapes. Includes exemptions for landscape areas with edible plants--that point is most rele...
San Francisco, Cal., Ordinance, No. 66-11 (April 20, 2...
This uncodified ordinance amended multiple sections of San Francisco's planning code to both define and regulate urban agriculture in the city, including allowing for urban agriculture activities in v...
San Francisco, Cal., Res. No. 447-13 (Dec. 19, 2013)
The City and County of San Francisco Board of Supervisors adopted a food security resolution aimed at abolishing hunger by 2020. The resolution committed the city to work collaboratively with the pri...
San Francisco, Cal., Resolution No. 280-10 (2012); Grou...
The resolution approved and authorized a 60 year lease to the San Francisco Market Corporation to continue to operate San Francisco's municipal market, called the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Marke...
San Jose, California, Code ch. 4.88 (current through O...
Establishes the Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone and allows the city and owners of vacant, unimproved, or blighted property parcels of not more than one acre in size within the urban agriculture incen...
Santa Clara Cnty., Cal., Code § 4.10.025 (Oct. 2. 2017...
This law establishes standards for urban agriculture and specifically addresses season extension structures, fences, on-site sales, composting/refuse storage, signs, and pesticides.
Santa Clara County, Cal., Code Sec. A18-350 et seq. (cu...
Requires children's meals accompanied by toys or other incentive items to meet specific nutritional standards. Fines, charges, and penalties collected for violations that are not used to cover enforce...
Santa Clara County, California, Code § C 21.01 et seq....
Implements Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone Program, which allows landowners in urban areas to receive property tax reduction for putting land towards an agricultural use. Applies to lots up to 3 acr...
Seattle, Wash. Ord. No. 122749 (July 31, 2008)
The ordinance created a ballot measure to be voted on in the next general election about whether the city should lift the limit on property taxes that could be levied to collect funds to support Seatt...
Seattle, Wash., Code § 5.40.056 (current through Oct. ...
Allows for tax exemption on the difference between discounted admission rates and regular rates for events, etc., if the discount is applied for one of several specified reasons, including donations o...
Seattle, Wash., Ord. No. 123090 (filed Sept. 24, 2009)
The uncodified ordinance made permanent a pilot farmers' markets program and streamlined the permit process for farmers' markets. Also includes a fee schedule for various permits.
Somerville, Mass., Code ch. 8, art. XV, § 8-367 (Aug. ...
Law includes standards for receiving a mobile food vendor license, conditions of operation; also encourages offering of some healthy options and use of compostable materials and energy-efficient resou...
Sparta, N.C., Code § 92.24(A)(1) (Current through Dece...
Generally declares weeds or other vegetation having an overall height of more than 18 inches to be a public nuisance, but exempts (among other things) income-producing or farm-related products; and gr...
Springfield, Mass., Code, ch. 154 (current through Feb....
This law establishes regulations for community gardens for all zones. Topics addressed include: water quality, traffic and parking, visual impacts, orders, chemicals, equipment, structures, insurance,...
St. Joseph County, Ind., Code §§ 117.10 (D), (E) (cur...
Incorporates state law protections from liability for donors of food. Encourages food donation when the food is still safe to eat but warns that sometimes food can go bad.
St. Petersburg, Fla., Land Development Code § 16.50.08...
This law allows community gardens in the City's "Community Residential Home, One to Six Residents" district and provides regulations for the same. Among other things, it allows selling produce under c...
Stamford, Conn., Code § 132-24.1 (current through Oct....
This law prohibits food establishments from storing, distributing, holding for service, or serving foods containing artificial trans fat or using them in preparation of any menu item or food served, e...
Stockton, Cal., Ord. No. 2016-06-07-1502 (2016) (codifi...
States that default beverages for children's meals in restaurants must be either water with no added sweeteners of any kind or milk (or a non-dairy alternative)
Stuart, Florida, Land Development Code § 2.06.08 (curr...
Provides supplemental use standards for urban agriculture, meaning community gardens and urban farms. Requires an environmental assessment for soil contaminants, addresses permitted structures for urb...
Suffolk County, N.Y., Code, ch. 36, art. II
This law sets healthy food standards for contracts for concession stands, cafeterias and vending machines on property owned by the County of Suffolk, except for restaurants at County golf courses wher...
Thurston County, Wash., Code Sections 22.37.10 through ...
Establishes design standards and permitted uses for urban agriculture for the city of Tumwater's neighborhoods (including residential areas), including animal husbandry and beekeeping standards, and s...
Thurston County, Wash., Code Sections 23.14.060 through...
Establishes design standards and permitted uses for urban agriculture for the city of Olympia's neighborhoods (including residential areas), including animal husbandry and beekeeping standards, and sm...
Town of Southampton, N.Y., Code 330-403, 410 (current t...
Permits "agricultural use" in 6 of 7 districts within the town's "Riverside Overlay District." These uses do not include animal husbandry. Additionally, greenhouses, urban agriculture structures, and ...
Troy, N.Y., Code Chapter 83, Art. III (current through ...
Provides for the establishment of a community land bank to allow for disposition of blighted or abandoned property in ways that will benefit and improve the community. Beneficial uses include: housing...
Village of Hempstead, N.Y., Code §§ 139-207 (b)(4) an...
Agriculture uses are permitted in all zones, except that animal husbandry is not permitted in 2 zones, and requires a special permit in the other two downtown overlay zones. "Urban agriculture" includ...
Waco, Tex., Code §§ 13-453 to 13-463 (current through...
This law regulates operation, permitting and fees for community gardens. Specific issues addressed include: noises and odors; and building, electrical, and other codes. Community gardens may only be o...
Washington, D.C., Tit. 38, Ch. 8A (2010)
The law establishes a comprehensive approach to supporting a health and wellness in schools (including public, participating private, and charter schools, and the Summer Food Service Program) by estab...
Wayne County, Mich., Code tit VII, ch. 162 (current thr...
Prohibits use of artificial trans-fat in foods served in jails, senior services, juvenile detention facilities.
Whitman County, Wash., Code § 8.05.090 (DD) (current t...
Exempts food donation facilities from the requirement of having a Food Establishment Permit (see sec. 8.05.090 DD(2)); exempts food donation facilities from several requirements under specified condit...
Wichita Falls, Tex., Code § 90-66 (current through Oct...
This law establishes an organics recycling program and allows participating residents to receive free compost. Food waste is among the items that may be recycled.
Woodbury County, IA., Organics Conversion Policy Resolu...
County established a policy to provide an annual $50,000 real property tax rebate for farmers who convert from conventional farming methods using pesticides to organic farming methods for up to five ...
Wyoming County, NY, Local Law No. 5 for 2008 (Aug. 12, ...
"The law aims to reduce loss of agricultural resources in the county by limiting the circumstances under which farming could constitute a nuisance, and to allow standard agricultural practices to be u...

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