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One county that’s chosen to enforce regulations above and beyond those required by the state is San Diego.
The county requires individual vendors at each certified farmers market to go through a licensing process.
But that may be changing.
County Supervisor Dianne Jacob calls the requirement “time-intensive and onerous” and has suggested instead that only a market manager be subject to the permit requirement, reports ABC 10 News.
That might be but a small victory in the greater scheme of food regulation in California. But along with the state’s cottage food law, it shows that the state is capable not just of recognizing the needless regulatory encumbrances that strict food laws place on its entrepreneurs but also of relieving some of those burdens. That’s a trend that’s noteworthy anywhere—but especially so in California.