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Political control Freaks take over Arizona Farmers Market !

In order to sell your home grown fruit at the now centrally planned "farmers market" you must submit a "crop plan" and have your Garden inspected by filling out a "farm schedule"
After that's done you're more than welcome to sell your oranges once you fill out your various tax forms, sign the ten page 8000 word contract agreement with the city manager, pay your filing fees and attain your organic certification and proper permits.

Watch this hilarious video on it from 4409 :


Never underestimate the power of the word "NO".
Fruit Nazis Part 1


Fruit Nazis Part 2


Fruit Nazis Part 3


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Snake Oil

As I like to point out, snake venom, gasoline, and cyanide are all organic. "Organic" does not mean it's good for you.

One could take the positition that the "organic" label is perfectly legal to use because the prohibition on using it is unconstitutional and therefore null and void. I suppose you'd have to worry about not being fraudulent in using it.

"Pesticide Free" or "Naturally Grown" could be used instead, but you'd probably still have to explain. But that's the point of buying directly from the grower. Ask your own questions instead of relying on government.

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I cannot view the video because of my slow connection,Is this a local "City" only requirement?.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.


I'm not sure if the paperwork was from a local government. I doubt it was state.

It might have been from a private company that organizes farmers' markets. These companies get permission from local government to use a public park or street for them.

What happens then, is they decide to "protect the consumer" by insisting on "locally grown" or "organic" produce. Then, traffic disruptions, trash, noise, unfair competition all come into play and the regulations evolve to control this.

The video was funny and made a great point as the document said that "organic" is "owned by" the government, and can't be used without all the proper paperwork and farm visits.

Usually, local businesses want restrictions on these markets because they are competition. Local businesses have all kinds of regulations to follow, plus they pay property taxes, so they understandably want the market to live by the same rules.

Instead of allowing freedom for everyone, the system tends to result in more regulation. Even for backyard growers.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

In Arizona's Maricopa County.... not sure if its state wide or

if its copied in other states...

Sorry you cannot see the videos... their funny.

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The reason I was curious?

The reason I was curious is because a local "City" issue would not be the state of Arizona as your title suggests.This is very important to be correct.

City laws are crazy when it comes to agriculture.The city mentality just cannot comprehend "Rural" county and whole state issues about agriculture.Everything comes off the plants prepackaged in their understanding.No common sense at all.

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