[Market-farming] Market Legal Problems -- Assistance Requested

Tradingpost tradingpost at gilanet.com
Tue Nov 2 00:41:57 EST 2004


With that kind of money at stake, you should check with a lawyer. Seriously. The rest of us can only guess at it.

paul at largocreekfarms.com
http://medicinehill.net

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On 11/1/2004 at 2:47 PM cheselka at theriver.com wrote:

>Thanks, Shelly.
>
>I think the biggest problem is that the county doesn't have any regulations
>to stand on, so they're trying to fit us into another category -- a
>"Special Events" permit, which would only allow us the market every three
>months at a cost of $300.  That's obviously not acceptable.
>
>So now we're trying to look at things short-term and long-term.  Short-term
>is how to keep the market going at that location (or at any location for
>that matter) without getting shut down by some non-existant authority. 
>Long-term looks pretty positive in working with the county powers-that-be
>to actually create a category for ourselves.  All we have at the moment is
>state law which prohibits any government entity from interfering with the
>disposal of agricultural products (i.e. growers sellin' their fruits and
>veggies).
>
>Thanks again for all the response.  Keep 'em comin'!
>
>Matt Cheselka
>Cosmic Lettuce
>
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