Our Food System

“Amazing work is being done in the community.”

The Importance of Food Policy

Creating and supporting progressive Food Policy at the local, state and national levels is key to strengthening local food systems and increasing food security for all people in the Palouse-Clearwater region.

On this page, we will be posting links to policies and resources for our region.  We will also be identifying places you can find out more about the great local food policy work being done around the US and abroad.  If you have resources you would like to see listed here, please email us!


Moscow’s Market Garden and Community Garden Specific Use Standards

In 2013, Title 4, Section 12-6 of Moscow, Idaho’s zoning code was updated to include Market Gardens and Community Gardens as specific uses in residential zones 1-4.  This allows residential landowners to grow food for sale on residential lots.  For a copy of the code, click here.


National Food Policy Resources

The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) is an interdisciplinary academic center based at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Founded in 1996, the CLF conducts original research, communicates scientific findings and translates their application, educates students, and provides technical assistance in support of public health advocacy and policy initiatives to improve our food system. The CLF’s mission is to promote research and to develop and communicate information about the complex interrelationships among diet, food production, environment, and human health.