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Arizona towns move toward food freedom ordinance

By Sandy’s Produce

Target: Residents, organizations and businesses of Sedona, Cottonwood, and Camp Verde, Arizona

Sign the Petition!  These online petitions are to protect our right to produce and consume local foods in northern Arizona!

Sedona, AZ Petition
Cottonwood, AZ Petition
Camp Verde, AZ Petition

We the People of the City of Sedona have the right to produce, process, sell, purchase and consume local foods, thus preserving family farms, and local food traditions.

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Sedgewick Maine passes revolutionary Food Freedom ordinance


By Food for Maine’s Future

SEDGWICK, MAINE – On Saturday, March 5, residents of a small coastal town in Maine voted unanimously to adopt the Local Food and Self-Governance Ordinance, setting a precedent for other towns looking to preserve small-scale farming and food processing. Sedgwick, located on the Blue Hill Peninsula in Western Hancock County, became the first town in Maine, and perhaps the nation, to exempt direct farm sales from state and federal licensing and inspection. The ordinance also exempts foods made in the home kitchen, similar to the Michigan Cottage Food Law passed last year, but without caps on gross sales or restrictions on types of exempt foods.

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