The City's Community Development Department, Economic Development Department, and Valley Vision will host two Urban Agriculture Community Meetings in January.
City and Valley Vision representatives will share information and participate in an interactive discussion about the upcoming Urban Agriculture Ordinance, what it means for members of our community, and how it can have a positive impact.
The City’s Stocked Full of Produce Grant Program addresses food insecurity by offering retail stores grant funding to assist with needed infrastructure upgrades to promote the sale and storage of healthier food options. These grants can be used to make improvements such as the installation of new refrigeration or shelving. The City is able to offer this grant using Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Federal Funding and partnering with the Refresh San Joaquin to address food insecurity in Stockton.
Eligible properties must be retail outlets, for example, corner stores or convenience stores, and located within an area designated as a Food Desert.
Current efforts underway to implement the Action Plan recommendations include the rollout of a new infrastructure grant program, Stocked Full of Produce, and the development of the Stockton Urban Ag Ordinance.
March 2018: AgPlus Stockton
Small business forum held in partnership with AgPlus Fresno highlighting resources available to small agriculture and food manufacturing businesses.
March & April 2018: Urban Ag Ordinance Community Meetings
Series of community meetings to spotlight the development of an Urban Ag Ordinance.
May 2018: Feast at the Fox
Farm-to-table dining experience produced in partnership with Visit Stockton, the City of Stockton and Delta College Culinary Arts Program.
May 2018: Stocked Full of Produce Grant Program
Program for food insecurity that offers retail stores grant funding to assist with needed infrastructure upgrades to promote the sale and storage of healthier food options.
June & July 2018: Urban Ag Ordinance Community Meetings
Fall & Winter 2018: Urban Ag Ordinance Community Meetings
Contact the Economic Development Department for information about upcoming meetings.
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