Allows and establishes standards for farm retail sales. Provides zoning permit requirements relating to minimum/maximum parcel size, building permits, onsite/incidental sales, hours of operation, food safety, etc. Allows sampling of fresh produce and prepackaged processed foods grown on site (in compliance with a retail food facility permit).
Refers to increasing and encouraging "opportunities for access to healthy food," "food safety." §§ 26-88-215(a) and (c)(7).
Refers to minimizing potential environmental impacts. § 26-88-215(a).
Refers to "improv[ing] the economic viability of farming enterprises." § 26-88-215(a).
"This section establishes standards for year-round on-farm retail sales to encourage and increase opportunities for access to healthy foods, support continued use of agricultural lands for agricultural production, improve the economic viability of farming enterprises, while retaining the rural character of agricultural areas and ensuring the potential for land use conflicts and environmental impacts are minimized." § 26-88-215(a).
Chapter 26 (Sonoma County Zoning Regulations); Article 88 (General Exceptions and Special Use Standards). Ordinances: Ord. No. 6081, § VIII(Exh. B), 7-29-2014).
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