Kansas City, Missouri, and other cities began passing urban agriculture ordinances

The city of Kansas City, Missouri, created one of the region’s first urban agriculture zones, allowing gardeners, farmers and community gardens to sell their own produce in residential neighborhoods. Since that time, the city has also passed ordinances to allow vendors to provide samples at farmers markets and a chicken ordinance to reduce restrictions that made it difficult to keep chickens in residential neighborhoods. Other cities in the region have also begun passing similar ordinances.