A new ordinance will allow urban farmers to sell the food they grow.
The outgoing Mayor has been a strong advocate of urban farming, committing the City and County of San Francisco to increase its healthy and sustainable food supply in an executive directive last year, in which he stated that, "access to safe, nutritious and culturally acceptable food is a basic human right and is essential to both human health and ecological sustainability."
It's nice to see the follow-through. This eagerly awaited rethink of zoning policy would allow city farmers to utilize almost any area that occupies less than one acre for the production of food or horticultural crops to be harvested, sold, or donated. Private home, kitchen, and roof gardens would all qualify under the new "Neighborhood Agriculture Use" designation, as would community gardens, community-supported agriculture, market gardens, and private farms.