The purposes of the Massachusetts Food Policy Council are to: (1) increase production, sales and consumption of Massachusetts-grown foods; (2) develop and promote programs that bring healthy Massachusetts-grown foods to Massachusetts residents; (3) protect the land and water resources needed for sustained local food production; and (4) train, retain and recruit farmers and to provide for the continued economic viability of local food production, processing and distribution in the commonwealth.
Massachusetts Food Policy Council Enabling Statute
Statutes and Ordinances
Level of Government
Agricultural Economic Development, Food Policy Councils, Local / Regional Food Systems
Mass. Gen. Laws. ch. 20, § 6C (2013).