Stockton’s first Urban Agricultural Ordinance for those who live within the city limits of Stockton was approved by the Stockton City Council on September 15, 2020. The ordinance makes it possible for Stockton residents to keep chickens (no roosters), ducks and/or bees, and allows for additional types of produce stands to sell locally grown fruits and vegetables.
For additional information, including permit requirements, sale of produce options, limits on numbers and types of animals, lot size and setback requirements, please contact the Community Development Department.
The City’s Stocked Full of Produce Grant Program addresses food insecurity through grant funding to help with infrastructure upgrades to retail stores, to promote sale and storage of healthier food options. These grants can be used for improvements, such as installing new refrigeration or shelving.
The City is able to offer this grant using Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Federal Funding and partnering with the Refresh San Joaquin to address food insecurity in Stockton.
Eligible properties must be:
No application fees required for this program.
Applications and guidelines are available in multiple languages. Use the link below to access the application portal.
Current efforts are underway to implement the Action Plan recommendations, including the rollout of a new infrastructure grant program, Stocked Full of Produce, and the development of the Stockton Urban Ag Ordinance.
March 2018: AgPlus Stockton
Small business forum in partnership with AgPlus Fresno highlights resources available to small agriculture and food manufacturing businesses.
March & April 2018: Urban Ag Ordinance Community Meetings
Series of community meetings spotlight the development of an Urban Ag Ordinance.
May 2018: Feast at the Fox
Farm-to-table dining experience in partnership with Visit Stockton, the City of Stockton, and Delta College Culinary Arts Program.
May 2018: Stocked Full of Produce Grant Program
Program for food insecurity that offers retail stores grant funding to assist with needed infrastructure upgrades to promote sale and storage of healthier food options.
June & July 2018: Urban Ag Ordinance Community Meetings
July 2020: Planning Commission approved Urban Ag Ordinance
September 2020: Urban Ag Ordinance approved by City Council
Contact the Economic Development Department for information about upcoming meetings.
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 9/17/2020