Our friend Nao with GreenAR By The Day sends along the news that the West Little Rock Farmers Market at Pulaski Academy has been shut down. She linked to this posting on Citizens’ Daily Lobby. An excerpt:
A city code enforcement officer stopped the farmers from setting up. He informed them that they were in violation of city zoning laws. They were unaware of this problem because they had been invited by PA to sell on PA’s private property.
It seems to me that the reasonable thing to do would have been to let the farmers sell the produce they had picked and hauled to town with the warning that they could not return next week without a variance from the city. But they were sent packing with between $1,000 and $2,000 worth of some of the best food in Arkansas with no where to go to sell it.