Food & Agriculture

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Stocked Full of Produce Grant Program

The City’s Stocked Full of Produce Grant Program addresses food insecurity through grant funding to help with infrastructure upgrades to retail stores, to promote the sale and storage of healthier food options. These grants can be used for improvements, such as installing new refrigeration or shelving. Eligible projects may be awarded up to $10,000 in funding.



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Urban Agriculture Ordinance

Stockton’s first Urban Agricultural Ordinance for those who live within the city limits of Stockton was approved by the Stockton City Council on September 15, 2020. The ordinance makes it possible for Stockton residents to keep chickens (no roosters), ducks, and/or bees, and allows for additional types of produce stands to sell locally grown fruits and vegetables.

For additional information, including permit requirements, sale of produce options, limits on numbers and types of animals, lot size, and setback requirements, please contact the Community Development Department.


Food and Ag Plan

Published in 2017, the Action Plan created a roadmap for addressing topics such as:

  • fostering a supportive agricultural enterprise ecosystem,
  • promoting food and beverage manufacturing,
  • agricultural workforce development,
  • addressing food insecurity, and
  • leveraging the region’s agricultural bounty & entrepreneurial spirit

View the Food and Ag Plan.

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Contact the Economic Development Department for information about upcoming meetings.


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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 6/6/2022