Building Farm Friendly Communities

Municipal Action

Is your town farm-friendly?

Support farming in your community through smart local planning, policies, and ordinances. Our goal with this resource section is to give you quick access to topics of interest, a complete set of tools from which you can chose those best suited to your circumstances and situation, and specific examples of what’s been done in other Maine towns.

Read Cultivating Maine’s Agricultural Future, a guidebook for towns, land trusts, and farm supporters.

Outreach Maine Farmland Trust

Is your town farm-friendly? Take the quiz to find out!

Cultivating Maine's Ag Future Cover

Request a hardcopy or download Cultivating Maine’s Agricultural Future.

Growing Local Film

Schedule a showing of Growing Local, a film series exploring the growing pains of the local food movement in Maine, or contact us about a presentation in your community.

First steps in becoming a farm-friendly municipality? Know your farmers and engage them. Check out more ideas and examples.