Recognizing the Importance of Healthy, Sustainably Produced and Locally Grown Foods and Creating the Homegrown Minneapolis Implementation Task Force, Resolution No. 2009R-283

Jurisdiction Name: Minneapolis
State/Province: MN
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality
Population: 392,880
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Links: PDF
Policy type: resolution
Year: 2009
GFC Topic: community food connections, community food production, community food security
Keywords: EBT, access, agriculture, community garden, community garden program, community kitchen, distribution, double-value redemption program, farmers market, food access, food distribution, food processing, food security, healthy, healthy food, healthy food incentive program, homegrown minneapolis, homegrown minneapolis implementation task force, incentive, incentive program, kitchen, local, local food, local food sustainability indicator, minneapolis local food resource hubs network, minneapolis market bucks, plan, processing, program, sustainability, urban, urban agriculture, urban agriculture plan, urban agriculture policy plan
Adopting Government Department(s):

Minneapolis City Council

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Minneapolis Health Department, Homegrown Minneapolis Steering Committee
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Acknowledged the importance of local foods to the economy, environment and health of residents; authorized a short-term, 16 member implementation task force to pursue the implementation of 8 Homegrown Minneapolis priority recommendations and report back to City Council at 9 and 18-month intervals; provided city staff with direction and institutional permission to take on food system projects as part of work plans, and incorporate food related activities into grant writing processes; authorized development of Minneapolis Local Food Sustainability Indicator for the comprehensive plan, the Minneapolis Urban Agriculture Policy Plan, Minneapolis Community Garden Program, Minneapolis Local Food Resource Hubs Network, Market Bucks program, and other food system related programs

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