Some of you buy local produce through the CSA and others drop by the farmers market on Sunday. But there’s still a lot more that local growers could do to get their fruits and veggies to your table, or you to their table!
Farmer Margie has written about three ordinances up for a second reading on Tuesday Feb. 9th at 2 pm, before the Miami-Dade County Commission’s Budget, Planning and Sustainability Committee headed by Commissioner Katy Sorenson. One proposed ordinance would allow for B&B’s in the farm area, one would allow growers to process products that they grow (making dried fruit or ice cream, for example), and one would allow building a distillery to make spirits from local fruits. Click over to the Bee Heaven Farm’s blog for more info.
Read the full agenda for the Committee meeting here. (The link posted on the BHF blog doesn’t work.) You can also download pdf’s of the proposed ordinances from that web page. Don’t forget to contact Commissioner Sorenson at District8@miamidade.gov or (305) 375-5218 to give her your support on these ordinances. They are scheduled to come up for a final vote before the full commission sometime in April.