Legalize Urban Produce, Says San Francisco Mayor

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Legalize Urban Produce, Says San Francisco Mayor Legalize Urban Produce, Says San Francisco Mayor
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Legalize Urban Produce, Says San Francisco Mayor

by Allison Arieff

December 20, 2010

Great news for those hoping to make a real go of it in urban agriculture: this week San Francisco's Mayor Gavin Newsom, together with the city's Planning Department, announced the introduction of a proposal to change the city's zoning code in order to allow gardening/farming in more parts of the city, as well as permit the sale of produce grown in gardens throughout the city. (You can read about the details here.)

It's especially good news for the city's small entrepreneurial ventures like Little City Gardens, run by urban farmers Brooke Budner and Caitlyn Galloway in San Francisco's Mission District. The pair had been operating somewhat under the radar, providing artisinal salad leaves, braising mix, and culinary herbs to a local restaurant and neighborhood subscribers. Now they, and their many brethren, might just be able to make a living doing so.
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