Healthy Food Access Resource Portal

This portal is intended to be a resource for Healthy Food Access work group participants. All resources have been either referenced on work group calls, or sent by work group participants. Feel free to send any and all resources to Jessy Gill at for posting. Additionally, if there are resources you are looking for, feel free to pose the question to the group at

This page is only housed on the CFJC website, it is not published for the public.


  • Improving Food Access in California: Report to the California Legislature

(CDFA, 2012):

  • Shining a Light in the Valley of Heart’s Delight

Food Empowerment Project:

Taking a look at access to healthy foods in Santa Clara County’s communities of color and low income communities. Additional resources from the project found here:

  • Selling Produce in the City of San Diego

The IRC in San Diego:

This document is a summary of the six primary ways for small scale urban farmers to sell produce in the City of San Diego followed by a detailed explanation of the regulations for each retail venue. It also provides basic food safety and good agricultural practices (GAP) guidelines.


  • Licensing Healthy Food Retailers: A Guide to the Model Licensing Ordinance for Healthy Food Retailers

ChangeLab Solutions:

The Model Licensing Ordinance for Healthy Food Retailers changes business licensing policies to require all food stores (not including restaurants) to carry a minimum selection of healthy food and meet other basic operating standards. In short, it sets a “healthy baseline” to improve food quality and accessibility at food stores across an entire community.

  • San Francisco’s Healthy Food Retailer Incentive Program legislation

Text of the ordinance, passed in 2013:

Article about the ordinance:


  • Model Healthy Food System Resolution

ChangeLab Solutions:

The Model Healthy Food System Resolution provides numerous ideas for how local government could support a healthy local food system, to help community members and policymakers start their own conversation about how the local government can support a healthier food system.

County Action Plans

  • Mendocino County Food Action Plan

Mendocino County Food Policy Council (2013):

The Mendocino County Food Action Plan is a comprehensive, integrated series of goals and actions designed to address the complex issues that face all of us as we assume increasing responsibility for creation, protection and enhancement of our local food systems. The aim of the plan is to enhance individual health, economic wellbeing, community resiliency, and ecological sustainability.

For some key highlights, check here.


  • Buy Fresh, Buy Local: The Eater’s Guide to Local Food – San Joaquin Valley, 1st Edition (2011)


The first edition of the By Fresh Buy Local San Joaquin Eater’s Guide is designed to be a useful tool in identifying local, fresh, and affordable foods from this rich agricultural region.

  • Starting a Hazon CSA: an Overview


Hazon CSA Bible Table of Contents

The CSA Bible is intended to assist places of faith establish working CSAs for the faith-based communities and beyond. For more information, and access how to the full CSA Bible contact Allison Rosen at

  • The Simple Guide for Market Managers: EBT Access at the Farmers’ Market

The Berkeley Ecology Center:

The simple, yet detailed step-by-step guide for Market Managers and Farmers to assist in learning the ropes of establishing EBT access at Farmers’ Markets. For additional resources, visit Ecology Center’s Farmers’ Market EBT Program page. For further assistance, contact Carle Brinkman of the Ecology Center:

  • Farmers’ Market Finder

The Berkeley Ecology Center:

This site is also a mobile app, that allows you to enter your address and find the markets nearest you that accept CalFresh EBT, WIC and offer Market Match* incentives (*Market Match is typically offered seasonally, while supplies last. Check with individual markets for details).
  • 10 Step Guide to Setting Up Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) at Your Local Outdoor Produce Market


The guide is intended to serve as a useful resource for farmers, growers, market managers, produce vendors, school administrators, food service directors, community organizations, faith-based groups and others interested in establishing EBT at an outdoor fresh produce market.

  • 10 Steps to Setting Up a School Fruit and Vegetable Stand


Food Hub Resources

Sugar Sweetened Beverage Resources

  • Sugar Sweetened Beverage Regulation Resources

ChangeLab Solutions:

ChangeLab Solutions has created a collection of resources for advocates and policy makers who want to cut down on the excessive consumption of Sugar Sweetened Beverages. This page holds the resources for developing regulatory policies to address the availability of Sugar Sweetened Beverages for children in your community.