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Food Freedom Ordinance Language

 
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Hello, My hometown of Fort Collins, CO is updating urban agriculture ordinances and I want to propose a Food Freedom Ordinance similar to the ones being passed in Maine. Does anyone have any links to well worded ordinances? Looking to have something that at least in spirit establishes the independence and freedom of citizens to grow, sell, and distribute their own food free of regulation from the federal government.
 
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Josh, you might want to check out San Francisco's ordinance. They allow the growing and selling of produce from just about any zoning district. Another one you might want to look into is the Sustainable Economies Law Center's Cottage Food Act, which just went into effect here in California on Jan. 1st and also the Homegrown Food Act, which they are currently trying to find sponsorship for. The HFA allows people to grow food regardless of where they live and whether they own the land. In most cases they can also sell it. So even if you live in a HOA you can still grow food in your front yard without they having any legal recourse to stop you. Same goes for cities. They can't stop you either. I hope that helps.
 
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