County considers home based food processing

NewsNM:Swickard - Do I not have a right to buy from my neighbors what they produce, even if there is some risk to me? I think it is my right to trade with my neighbors without a government nanny. If they want to warn me of risk, do so, but allow me to decide who I wish to buy from and for how much. From - By: Jeffery Gordon - Local farmers wanting to sell homemade jellies and candy at farmers markets and craft fairs can speak up on Monday.
     Bernalillo County Commissioner Debbie O’Malley is considering bringing forward legislation that would change the county’s home-based food processing ordinance. Farmers are currently not allowed to sell homemade foods at the farmers markets and fairs.
     It is because of restrictions related to health concerns. There is a meeting scheduled for Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the South Valley Economic Development Center. More