Local Food Supply, a Chapter of the Marquette County Comprehensive Plan

Jurisdiction Name: Marquette County
State/Province: MI
Country: United States
Type of Government: County
Population: 67,077
Population Range: 50,000 to 249,999
Policy Links: WebPDF
Policy type: plan
Year: 2013
GFC Topic: community food connections, community food production, community food security
Keywords: agriculture, community garden, development, economic development, economic viability, farm to institution, farmers market, food access, food affordability, food distribution, food infrastructure, food policy council, food processing, food procurement, food production, food purchasing, food retail, food security, food system, health promoting, healthy food, land use, local economy, local food, locally grown, locally grown food, public funds, sustainable food, urban agriculture, zoning
Adopting Government Department(s):

Marquette County Planning Commission 9.13.13 adopted by resolution, Marquette County Board of Commissioners 2.18.14 approved by motion.

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Marquette County Planning Commission
Support Entity(s):


Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: general fund of Marquette County
Policy Outcome(s):

The Local Food Supply chapter in the Marquette County Comprehensive Plan will be referenced by the Marquette County Planning Commission to aid in decisions regarding local food systems.  The chapter is intended to be used for educating the public as to how a strong food system can benefit the community. Included in the chapter are visions, goals, policies, information on all aspects of the food system (including production, processing, distribution, consumption and food waste recovery), limitations, and challenges.  Additionally, ways to strengthen the food system are included in the plan.


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