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Local governments can promote access to fresh produce, support local
farmers, create community gathering places, and revitalize neighborhoods
by supporting farmers’ markets.
This guide provides an overview
of farmers’ market policy issues and community tested best practices.
It also features a set of complementary model land use policies for
comprehensive plans and zoning ordinances. This guide is for local
government staff (planners, public health departments, etc.), elected
officials, farmers’ market managers, food policy councils, and other
stakeholders, on practical guidance and tools that communities
can customize to create more farmers’ market opportunities and to ensure
their long-term viability.