The demand for locally grown food has increased as consumers have become more aware of the source of their food. Consumers realize the benefits locally grown food provides. Accessibility to local food can improve the local economy and lead to healthier food choices for the community.
Culinary gardens and community gardens have emerged as a source of fresh, local food. The Food and Housing Division supports a local food system that is safe, secure and sustainable. Below are guidelines to ensure your produce is protected from the garden to the table.
A culinary garden is part of a permitted food facility (restaurant). The food grown is only used at that food facility and is an approved food source for that restaurant only.
A community garden is a single piece of land that has been divided into multiple plots for people to grow food.