The City Council approved a resolution submitted by Mayor Lioneld Jordan, at a Tuesday night meeting.
The Local Foods Ordinance Review calls on the planning division to work with Fayetteville food advocates to create a more robust local food scene.
Jordan wants to make it easier for people to grow and sell plant and animal based food products grown in their own yards.
Don Bennett's Tricycle Farms started building an urban farm in Fayetteville a year and a half ago.
With help from hundreds of volunteers he's turned the two acres behind his home into a garden full of a wide variety of plants.
"There's nothing more sustainable than walking out your back door, or your front door and picking food," he says.
The farm is located in the heart of the city, just off Sycamore and Garland. Although his neighbors are fine with the chickens in his yard, city ordinances aren't.
Bennett believes rewriting the rules to make urban farming easier will help Fayetteville fight food insecurity.
"Our county, our city, there are some really big problems with food," he says. "But the cool thing about the problems with food is, the solution is food."
He wants to turn back time to the days when the entire community worked together to grow and share nutrition.
"The vision is broad," he says. "I see a food city. I see food everywhere, and no one hungry."