[Market-farming] get a rope/ was Market Legal Problems -- Assistance Requested

jay gee JayGee at jghelp.com
Fri Oct 29 19:33:09 EDT 2004

On Fri, 29 Oct 2004 15:42:50 -0600, Tradingpost wrote:

> Get a lawyer. <snip>. Better yet, get a rope.

Try calling the nearest chapter of the ACLU.

If the "right to assemble" is the issue, the ACLU
is going to be best equipped to handle it.

Also try calling your local newspapers' and
television stations' local news editor.


> *********** REPLY SEPARATOR  ***********
> On 10/29/2004 at 4:54 PM cheselka at theriver.com wrote:
> >Hello Everyone.  Wow has it been a great 10 months!
> >
> >Our little Farmers' Market has been up and running for several weeks now
> >and it's been going really really really great.  However, the county has
> >gotten wind of us (as a result of a "troublemaker") and is now wanting us
> >to obtain a "Special Events Permit" so we can continue to run the market
> >where we are.
> >
> >Here's the details:  We're running the market on private land located in
> >the county.  The county powers-that-be admit that they don't have a
> >category for us, but are requiring us to have a permit to assemble local
> >farmers at this location to sell their fruits and veggies (we're a
> >"producers only" market).  The attorneys who work for the county seem to
> >agree with this since there is no Arizona statute stipulating that we're
> >free and clear to do what we want.  It's the fact that we're an
> >organization (the San Pedro Valley Farmers' Market) on county land doing
> >commerce -- or allowing commerce to happen -- that has them all bent out of
> >shape.
> >
> >So my question is this:  has anyone else experienced similar trouble and
> >what did you do about it?  Also, if anyone has any suggestions as to what
> >to do next, I'm all ears.  Feel free to ask more questions if I haven't
> >been clear enough on certain points.  I've cc-ed out market manager on this
> >email just in case you want to talk to her instead.
> >
> >Thanks, y'all!  Happy growin'!
> >
> >Matt Cheselka
> >Cosmic Lettuce
> >
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