Communities may use regulatory tools such as zoning ordinances and special use districts to establish designated areas for food processing, aggregation, and distribution. The Burlington Vermont Code of Ordinances creates an Agricultural Processing and Energy District “to accommodate enterprises engaged in the manufacturing, processing, and distribution of agricultural goods and products, and those related to the generation of energy from renewable sources.”
Burlington, Vermont: Comprehensive Development Ordinance (Article 4, Enterprise Districts)
Statutes and Ordinances
Level of Government
Local Laws and Resolutions
Agricultural Economic Development, Conservation Policies and Programs, Land Use Planning, Planning for Agriculture and Food Systems, Smart Growth / Growth Management
Burlington, Vt., Comprehensive Development Ordinance, art. 4, § 4.4.3 (2017).