New York Sanitation Requirements for Direct Marketing of Food Products

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New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets (“NYSDAM”) has sanitation requirements for the direct marketing of food products.  Pursuant to Article 17, NYSDAM regulates the food sanitary conditions of “retail food stores.”  Said “retail food stores” do not include roadside stands, on-farm outlets, and farmers’ markets.  Even though farmers participating in these methods are still subject to inspection, if …

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Grow NYC Report on Greenmarket Farmers: “Farmers on the Edge”

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Last month, I had an opportunity to visit with someone at Grow NYC (who runs Greenmarket), who shared this report with me (funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation):  “Farmers on the Edge:  An Assessment of Greenmarket Farmers’ Needs, and the Growing Challenges of Keeping Their Farms Viable.”  I finally had an opportunity to review the report in detail.  It …

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