A new legislative package aims to get more local farmers and small businesses into the marketplace. The legislation aims to protect consumer safety while making it easier form small producers to sell their food. It streamlines Farmer’s Market regulations that now vary from county to county, expands the sale of homemade foods and makes it easier for producers to sell raw milk. State Representative Sonya Harper supports the effort.
Another bill lets producers apply for a state license to grow industrial hemp and sell hemp products.