Challenges

Creating many Urban Farm Stands will be a challenge with many cities and county current regulations and policies and food safety requirements often prohibiting them.

But rather than give up, we need to share success stories that we use to convince more cities and communities the benefits of urban farm stands.

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Another legal angle that did not exist maybe 10 years ago are new initiatives by local governments for sustainability.  Many local governments has new mandates to promote sustainable /green programs for their community and this mandate may trump other city ordinances prohibiting selling of items or other zoning regulations.   Just as the current laws on the books may prevent homeowners from owning chickens or raising bees, it might be time for “urban farm standers” to challenge and change some of the past policies and offer a newer, sustainable, healthy approach for our communities.

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