Puget Sound Regional Council

The agency’s Regional Food Policy Council partners with community, business, agriculture, and government in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties to develop integrated and sustainable policy and action recommendations that strengthen the local and regional food system.

Comprehensive Planning Resources

Jurisdictions across the region are updating comprehensive plans that will define their vision for growth and development over the next 20 years. The Regional Food Policy Council has developed a number of planning guides to assist communities interested in incorporating food policy in their comprehensive plans.

Food Policy Blueprints

Peer Networking Session: Addressing Food Policy in Comprehensive Planning

Food Policy and Comprehensive Planning

Planning for Whole Communities Toolkit


Regional Food Policy Goals

  • Supporting Economic Development
    • The system for producing and delivering food is highly complex and involves processing, transportation, distribution, consumption, and disposal. This region has many businesses and jobs that depend on the vitality of the local food economy. Through collaboration, the Regional Food Policy Council hopes to make a positive impact on the economic stability of our regional agricultural system.
  • Protecting Agricultural Land
    • The agricultural lands within the region are among the most productive in the state, and the loss of good quality farmland has implications for air quality, water quality and quantity, and the region’s self-sufficiency. Threats to the continued productivity of farmlands include urban development, incompatible adjacent land uses, and the loss of supporting services for farming. It is important for the region’s farmers, urban and rural residents, and decision-makers to plan strategically for the future of agriculture in the region.

Puget Sound Regional Council • 1011 Western Ave, Suite 500 • Seattle, WA 98104 • 206-464-7090