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The Florida Dept. of Agriculture’s Small Farm Subcommittee has recommended changes to minimize costs for small farms while ensuring food safety.  This is a great step towards “right-sizing regulations” that impact Florida’s small farmers.

A number of small farms in Florida have provided input to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and we believe these recommendations could help bring you more items like eggs and honey for sale at the farmers market.

If you buy food from small local farmers, if fresh local food is important to you, then please tell Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture, Adam Putnam, to keep up the good work! We want to thank him for paying attention to small farmers and encourage him to implement the recommendations of the Subcommittee.

To read the petition letter and sign it online, please click on the link below and enter your information on the left.  Hit the red “Sign” button when you are done.

http://www.change.org/petitions/keep-up-support-for-florida-small-farms

Help us get to 10,000! Pass this link on to your friends, fellow farmers market shoppers and fresh local food eaters!  We want to get to 10,000 signatures so we can show the Commissioner how many thousands of Floridians care about small farms.

We’ve heard from the Deputy Commissioner that our letters are making a big difference in helping to keep small farms on the Dept. of Ag’s agenda for the coming year (keeps a buzz in their ear at a time when other priorities are competing).

Thanks for your support!

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