posted on Dec, 18 2008 @ 07:21 PM
I posted a reply here an hour ago, but I think the storm that hit about the same time 'ate' my reply. If it shows up and makes this a dual post I
apologize in advance....
What I had mentioned was (and I wish I'd saved it, I am afraid I'll forget something but..anyhow..)
This is kind of wierd and ironic for me. Earlier today I had a friend call me for information about how to set up contracts or such because she wanted
to sell produce she grows next year to neighbors and such. I have some background in state leg. regarding organic growing and selling. (Not a lot, my
parents are the people who know tons and were directly involved in that battle for a few years.) But she thought because of our background we might be
able to help. I told her how to set up a co-op and about business licenses. But mainly I told her that very small sales by private individuals aren't
very regulated but to be sure she could start a coop or get a business license. Her worry was getting taken to court.
I told her this morning the only people I knew that had been messed with in all the years we have dealt in and with organic produce have been ppl who
didnt have licenses. Usually if they got in trouble it was lack of license, failure to register, etc...once they got licenses they had no more
She and I are both very aware of government interfering with private individuals and things of that nature. But in this case I had felt being as small
scale as she is talking that it wasn't a major issue. Concern yes, major issue, no...she was worried about the gov forbidding her growing a private
I sent her info on how to have folks sign waivers and keep her sales in the 'private realm'. I also, I'm ashamed to say...told her I was afraid she
was overeacting some.
I called after I read this thread and ate some crow. (Not to tasty, I don't reccomend it :lol
Other than that I just wanted to say...
This is unbelievable. That man is no friend of try food producing agricultuure.
Thanks so much for the article!
apologies for typos, especially re: spelling and punctuation. I am trying to get this posted before the storm knocks us out again.