AB1325 has officially passed

AB1325 has officially passed

AB1325 has officially passed, signed by the Governor! Effective now MEHKO operators can serve up to 90 meals per week and make up to $100K in gross annual sales! The law also clarifies the “meal” definition, granting MEHKOs across the state the flexibility to sell individual items such as beverages, desserts, and more. This means that operators in certain jurisdictions, who were previously turned away …

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Why the struggle to buy local produce?

Why the struggle to buy local produce?

Why the struggle to buy local produce? As the population has shifted to buying in grocery stores, rather than farmer markets seem to be a struggle. It’s shifting in 2023 But that changed to a realization that local food was a good thing. Now farmers markets and farm stores are the preferred way of shopping for many urban and rural families. Despite the many downsides …

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Support AB1325!

AB1325 has officially passed

Support AB1325!, which means people and make and sell homemade food is a great way for entrepreneurs with big dreams but little capital to start their own small business. Customers love buying homemade, local foods from their community. Under the Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operations (MEHKOs) program, Californians in certain counties can prepare, serve, and sell food from their own homes provided they meet certain requirements …

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What is the Verde Valley CSA?

What is the Verde Valley CSA?

What is the Verde Valley CSA?  It’s a group of Verde Valley farmers who provide freshly picked, locally grown produce for their community and customers. Sandy Boyce was the Director at the Farmer to Chef conference last Monday..like I said,  glad that I went, met some really cool people. Sandy got into this project to bring the farmers to the consumers. It’s like a return …

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From Planet to Pies

planet to pies

Phoenix Devour is for Trade Vendors only which really means that the food growers and producers are matched to cook up a storm for every one to taste.. I’m in! For those of you who have not heard of it, or wonder what it all means – slow food? I went to their headquarters..this is their philosophy: From Planet to Plate We believe that everyone …

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Guilt-free life can be different

guilt-free

Many of us have taken on new roles, like teacher, as children stay home from school. We set aside our travels, whether that is your daily trip to the office or a past vacation. We do it out of necessity but also out of kindness for one another. For that, I thank you! The precautions and actions you are undertaking now are not easy, and …

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