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The Douglas County Food Policy Council, established by the County Commission in 2010, seeks to identify the benefits, challenges, and opportunities for a successful, sustainable local food system in Douglas County.

The Douglas County Food Policy Council meets every third Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at various locations throughout our Douglas County food system. All meetings are open to the public. 

We're excited to introduce Culinary Commons, the community incubator kitchen located at the Douglas County Fairgrounds! This great community resource can help you launch your food business and connect to helpful resources. Check out the new website at for more information! 

Interested in Urban Agriculture? On May 3 the City of Lawrence passed a suite of new urban agriculture policies to support personal and commercial urban food production! The Food Policy Council is busy creating new public educational materials to summarize the changes and provide an overview of what's allowed. To see Ordinance 9206, visit here