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Establishing Land Use Protections for Farmers' Markets



Local governments can promote healthy eating and active living in their communities by supporting local farmers’ markets. Local farmers’ markets provide fresh produce to community residents, support small farmers, serve as community gathering places, and revitalize community centers and downtown areas.

NPLAN has created a set of complementary model land use policies to help communities create more opportunities for farmers’ markets and ensure their long-term viability.


Primary Toolkit:

Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

CDC Winnable Battles

Keyword Area:

Chronic Disease, Farmers' Markets, Healthy Food Access


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