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Santa Fe City Councilors Unanimously Pass A New Urban Agricultural Ordinance

Friday, November 18, 2016 15:34
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Major Javier Gonzales sponsored the ordinance.

If you live in Santa Fe and you have a backyard garden, you can now sell any fresh produce you grow right out of your own home.

By Kai Porter
November 11, 2016


“It’s part of the sharing economy,” said Major Javier Gonzales, who sponsored the ordinance. “It’s about expanding opportunity for income for families who want to be in some of the farming business and do our part to remain true to our cultural identity.”

Gonzales said the ordinance is aimed at giving Santa Feans more access to fresh, healthy and locally grown fruits and vegetables. There has been some concern from residents about how the ordinance will impact their neighborhoods.

“I think people were concerned the ordinance would allow for mass scale farming production in neighborhoods that enjoy some tranquility and peace,” Gonzales said. “That will continue to happen. It’ll just mean that some of the residents and their neighbors are becoming farmers and using some of that agriculture to increase income and put money in their pockets.”

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