Metro COG provides staff support to the Cass Clay Food Commission. The Commission meets bi-monthly and is tasked with identifying ways to improve access to healthy, safe, local, and affordable food for residents in the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area. Efforts take into account different practices and infrastructure involved in food including growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, transporting, marketing, eating, and disposal/waste. Members of the public are encouraged to attend meetings to share their ideas, thoughts, and/or concerns related to improving/strengthing the local food system.
For more information, please visit the City of Fargo's Let's Eat Local website.
Cass Clay Food Commission Blueprints are documents developed by the Cass Clay Food Commission to assist local governments interested in addressing food system issues through policy and interventions.
Currently, Metro COG is working on completing the Metro Food Plan.
- 2018 Blueprint for Health Corner Stores
- 2017 Blueprint for Cottage Food Laws
- 2017 Blueprint for Residential Gardening
- 2017 Blueprint for Gleaning Practices
- 2017 Blueprint for Municipal Composting
- 2016 Blueprint for Farmers Markets
- 2016 Blueprint for Backyard Composting
- 2016 Blueprint for Backyard Season Extenders
- 2016 Blueprint for Backyard Chickens
- 2015 Blueprint for Backyard Beekeeping