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Photo: Laying Hens (2015)

By Stephanie Gagne

This beautiful photo of two laying hens perfectly demonstrates food policy in action. By City ordinance Portland allows home owners to keep domesticated chickens which supports the Mayor's Initiative mission to promote and increase access to locally raised food. These hens live in the St. John Neighborhood of Portland and with their 4 sisters provide nearly 3 dozen eggs weekly to their owners and local residents. They are named Click and Clack. By downloading this image, you agree to use the photo within the context that it was taken. You also agree to never use it for commercial purposes. The image always belongs to the original photographer and should be attributed to the photographer and Center for a Livable Future Food Policy Networks Photo Contest. Image credit: Stephanie Gagne, The Mayor's Initiative for a Healthy and Sustainable Food System Portland, Maine; CLF Food Policy Networks Photo Contest, 2015