Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer, has shut down her Oakland-based farmstand in response to a warning the City is imposing for lacking a conditional use permit to sell chard at her farmstand. “I’m getting in trouble for selling the chard. It is legal to grow vegetables and have various livestock in Oakland,” Carpenter says on her blog. “I haven’t been fined, just threatened.” Click here to read the article from East Bay Express, or here to follow Carpenter’s blog.
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