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2013 Annual Report 2013 Annual Report
2016 Food Policy Council Annual Report This annual report documents the work of the Douglas County Food Policy Council in 2016. It was delivered in person to the Board of County Commissioners on February 1, 2017.
2017 DCFPC Annual Report This Annual Report was submitted to the City of Lawrence Commission to summarize the work of the Food Policy Council in 2017. A similar version was delivered in-person to the Douglas County Commission.
2017 Douglas Co. Food System Assessment. This assessment, updating much of the secondary data from the 2011 Douglas County Food System Assessment, gathers information about each sector in our local food system to understand where we are, and what challenges and opportunities can guide work going forward. The report may also point to additional needed research to better understand root causes or new opportunities to help build a stronger local food system.
2017 Douglas Co. Food System Assessment--Executive Summary Skip the full report and go straight to key data for each of our local food system sectors, for a quick and easy to read way to learn more about our local food system. This assessment was developed under the direction of the Douglas County Food Policy Council.
2017 Douglas County, KS Local Food Wholesale Directory WEB This updated directory exists to make it easier for local foods to reach wholesale buyers in Douglas County, KS. It includes a local food seasonality chart, information on 26 area producers and 22 county wholesale food buyers, including grocery stores, school districts, and restaurants. The regional food hub is included as both a provider and purchaser of local foods! In addition, local organizations working on gleaning and recovery are featured along with information concerning food donation laws and protections for good faith donors.
Clinton Parkway Farmers Market Profile This report focused on the Clinton Parkway Farmers Market was completed by SCALE, Inc. The findings and recommendations are from on-the-ground research in Douglas County during the 2016 farmers market season. It was commissioned by the Douglas County Food Policy Council and funded through a USDA Farmers' Market Promotion Program grant.
Common Ground Common Ground community gardening and urban agriculture program.
Cottin's Farmers Market Profile This report focused on the Cottin's Farmers Market was completed by SCALE, Inc. The findings and recommendations are from on-the-ground research in Douglas County during the 2016 farmers market season. It was commissioned by the Douglas County Food Policy Council and funded through a USDA Farmers' Market Promotion Program grant.
Culinary Commons

Culinary Commons

Culinary Commons Application Application
Cultivating a Healthy Local Food Economy in Douglas County Cultivating a Healthy Local Food Economy in Douglas County
Cultivating a Healthy Local Food Economy in Douglas County (2) Cultivating a Healthy Local Food Economy in Douglas County
Double Up Food Bucks Double Up Food Bucks is a SNAP (food stamps) matching program providing dollar-for-dollar matching at regional farmers’ markets. Douglas County has partnered with organizations across Kansas and Missouri to expand healthy food access in our states.
Eudora Farmers Market Profile This report focused on the Eudora Farmers Market was completed by SCALE, Inc. The findings and recommendations are from on-the-ground research in Douglas County during the 2016 farmers market season. It was commissioned by the Douglas County Food Policy Council and funded through a USDA Farmers' Market Promotion Program grant.
Executive Summary: The Farmers Markets of Douglas County, Kansas This executive summary presents a synopsis of findings and recommendations of a county-wide report that was completed by SCALE, Inc. The findings and recommendations are from on-the-ground research in Douglas County during the 2016 farmers market season. It was commissioned by the Douglas County Food Policy Council and funded through a USDA Farmers' Market Promotion Program grant.
Farmers Market Scan: Key lessons from other markets (2018) The purpose of this scan is to provide information regarding market permanence to inform the forthcoming Downtown Master Plan for Lawrence, including how farmers markets have acquired needed infrastructure, or have become well established without common amenities such as access to water and lighting. The Lawrence Farmers Market’s current downtown location and lack of infrastructure create a variety of issues that make the space challenging to customers and vendors. Furthermore, a 2017 analysis by SCALE, Inc.
Food Hub Feasibility Study - Executive Summary Food Hub Feasibility Study - Executive Summary
Food Hub Feasibility Study - Full Report Full Report of the Food Hub Feasibility Study
Food Policy Council (FPC)

Food Policy Council (FPC) of Douglas County, Kansas.

Food Policy Council One-Pager 2019 This one-pager describes the purpose and current efforts of the Food Policy Council.
Food System Report: Building a Deep Rooted Local Food System - Executive Summary Food System Report: Building a Deep Rooted Local Food System - Executive Summary
Food System Report: Building a Deep Rooted Local Food System - Full Report Food System Report: Building a Deep Rooted Local Food System - Full Report
FPC Food System Plan

FPC Food System Plan of Douglas County, Kansas.

Kansas Impact Project (KIP) - Economic Impact Report Kansas Impact Project (KIP )- Economic Impact Report
Kansas Impact Project (KIP) - Food Hub Report Kansas Impact Project (KIP) - Food Hub Report
Lawrence Farmers Market (Saturday) Profile This report focused on the Lawrence Farmers Market (Saturday) was completed by SCALE, Inc. The findings and recommendations are from on-the-ground research in Douglas County during the 2016 farmers market season. It was commissioned by the Douglas County Food Policy Council and funded through a USDA Farmers' Market Promotion Program grant.
Lawrence Farmers Market (Tuesday) Profile This report focused on the Lawrence Farmers Market (Tuesday) was completed by SCALE, Inc. The findings and recommendations are from on-the-ground research in Douglas County during the 2016 farmers market season. It was commissioned by the Douglas County Food Policy Council and funded through a USDA Farmers' Market Promotion Program grant.
Local Food Wholesale Directory This directory exists to make it easier for local foods to reach wholesale buyers in Douglas County. The first version focused on grocery partners, with plans for expansion to potentially include chefs and institutional buyers in later editions.
Membership Interest Form

About the Douglas County Food Policy Council

The purpose of the Council is:

  • To advise elected officials on food-system* related policy issues and opportunities.
  • To provide a community forum for local food system* development.

Participation by diverse voices from all parts of the local food system is essential to the mission and work of the Council. In particular, the Council seeks to recruit members based on two essential considerations:

Perry-Lecompton Farmers Market Profile This report focused on the Perry-Lecompton Farmers Market was completed by SCALE, Inc. The findings and recommendations are from on-the-ground research in Douglas County during the 2016 farmers market season. It was commissioned by the Douglas County Food Policy Council and funded through a USDA Farmers' Market Promotion Program grant.
The Farmers Markets of Douglas County, Kansas -- Assessment and Recommendations This report by SCALE, Inc. came from on-the-ground research in Douglas County during the 2016 farmers market season. It was commissioned by the Douglas County Food Policy Council and funded through a USDA Farmers' Market Promotion Program grant.
Transportation Access to Healthy Food Report Transportation Access to Healthy Food Report
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