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Christe Eleison:
Gardener, :)

I do not know how the law works in your state regarding selling at a farmers market.

*Here is the link, so you can read it & maybe call the people in charge to find out.

*Look up the different farmers market in the area.
They typically are open on Wednesdays & Saturdays, some might work a
couple of nights a week. You do not have to be there the entire time
that they are open, you can sell only on Saturdays or what is convenient.
Again it varies according to each market & the state. When winter arrives,
some will go indoors.

The reason I am saying this, is that your wife could make different flavored jellies, jams, preserves, bake muffins, cookies, breads, etc.
Basically make things that do not have cheese, meats or whatever they claim that might require a license.  Read the link, because each state is different.

I have read that people in Kansas make a decent amount of money at the farmers market, and they have a lower cost of living, lower incomes compared to where you are at.
So, if that is the case, you could grow different herbs in the kitchen,
place them next to a window, sliding door (using book shelves) You guys
get a lot of sunshine, so it is an ideal growing place. People even grow
stuff over there in green houses in their back yards.

Items that are easy to grow, basil, oregano, rosemary, lavender,
different salad greens, spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes,
broccoli, etc.

*So, basically you would contact the authorities (link), contact the different
farmers markets, ask what is required of you. Sometimes you have to pay a
small fee to set up a table there. You get a pretty white & red checkered
table cloth  8), you place flowers on it.

You can even make it a family affair, you with your wife & children
behind the table is a sweet touch that attracts customers ;)

And you sell, cookies (different flavors, make sure to have some without
nuts for the peanut allergies, or avoid nuts all together),
cakes, pies, breads, jams, jellies, spices, pickles & or veggies
(that you grow on your property)

You could also sell flowers, potted plants that you cultivate on your property.

If you are dying to sell something that requires refrigeration or has other
restrictions, depending on the state, they may require you to make the
stuff in a commercial kitchen, usually Churches have commercial
kitchens that you can sign up for, pay a small fee for the use of the day.
Or obtain a license.
But to start off with, sell stuff that does not require a license.
Do not sell anything that requires refrigeration at all (dairy, meat, milk, etc.)

Phone: 303-692-3645, option 2.

Please read the information in the link:

"The Cottage Foods Act allows limited types of food products that are non-potentially hazardous (do not require refrigeration for safety) to be sold directly to consumers without licensing or inspection."

"What type of foods are eligible?

Foods that are non-potentially hazardous, or in other words, do not require refrigeration for safety.

"This includes pickled fruits and vegetables with a finished equilibrium pH of 4.6 or below, spices, teas, dehydrated produce, nuts, seeds, honey, jams, jellies, preserves, fruit butter, flour, and baked goods, including candies, fruit empanadas, tortillas and other similar products that do not require refrigeration for safety. Up to 250 dozen whole eggs per month may also be sold."

Besides calling up the different farmers markets, the people in the link,
the chamber of commerce, remember that around November or so,
a lot of them go indoors to another location. Visit them to get an idea
of what people are charging for cookies, cakes, jams, etc.
That way you can price your items accordingly.


Christe Eleison:

Since the new administration took over, food prices have
gone up across the board. :(

So, even if you buy some bulk items now for your food storage,
you will be saving a lot of money, by buying in bulk & because
things keep going up. You end up saving twice as much.

This is a lot cheaper & healthier to do compared to buying MRE's.

The information from this post is concerning services available from the LDS
or Mormons. It is NOT Catholic.

I have read that a lot of people will drive to the LDS cannery stations or
home storage centers, because the savings are amazing.

They supposedly lend you the canning device that you can use to seal &
store your food items that you buy in bulk from them. Or they will can it
for you. It might not be available in all centers.

A lot of people just order from them online.

If you happen to visit them in person, they will not try to convert you,
they will just ask you if you would like someone from the nearest "ward"
to visit you. You say NO, and they do not bother you at all.
You might want to call up their nearest church location to get details of the
closest home storage centers. Here are some links that might help.


Job postings:

Click on the link & if you want you can register & get access to lots of
job listings

What foods are available at LDS cannery centers?

These centers help the volunteers, church members, and even non-members
to build a primary food supply for their long-term needs. Some of the products available are dry beans, rice, and wheat. Amazingly, the items are also available through their online store.

Black Beans
White Beans
Refried Beans
Food Items Available in #10 cans & Pouches:
Fruit Drink Mix
Regular Oats
Quick Oats
Powdered Milk
Hot Cocoa Mix
Sugar, Macaroni
Spaghetti Bites
Apple Slices
White Rice
White Wheat
Hard Red Wheat
White Flour
Pancake Mix
Pinto Beans
Potato Pearls
Potato Flakes

These are some of the storage centers:

Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Mesa, Arizona
Boise, Idaho                                                     
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Carrollton, Texas
Lindon, Utah
Logan, Utah
Ogden, Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah (Welfare Square)
Sandy, Utah
Springville, Utah
St. George, Utah

Center prices & locations:

God Bless you & your loved ones, Gardener!  :pray3:


Christe Eleison:
Gardener, :)

Have you had Covid, since this entire fiasco began?

There is a University Professor, in Virginia that sued, to avoid the vax. His reason was that he had immunity due to having been sick with Covid. He won!
He works with George Mason University.

Also, from what I have read, the common theme, is DO NOT QUIT, let  them fire you & give you a termination letter. Keep showing up to work.
Supposedly, that will help for unemployment benefits. In addition, if
there is some sort of law suit later on. You will be able to benefit from it.

Obviously, prior to all of this, try to obtain a Religious & or a Conscience
exemption. And if possible, try for a medical exemption as well.

Right now it's just a directive to develop an order.

Employers are NOT required to do ANYTHING until a rule has been placed.

Any possibility of working from home, to be able to avoid the vax?

"The hospitals are "overwhelmed" because they keep "firing" people. Yet won't hand out termination letters because they know they can get sued."

By refusing to quit and showing up for work, the women will have more options available when it comes to potential lawsuits and unemployment.

'There are currently massive staff shortages at hospitals across the country, leading the American Hospital Association to express concerns about the impending federal requirement for all healthcare staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine.'


Tagging it for myself so I can comment later.

Christe Eleison:
I think we all knew this! :(

May God Help Us ALL!!

 :pray2: :pray3:

Beef prices have risen 14% this year while pork prices have jumped 12.1%, and poultry prices are up 6.6%.

By Jonathan Garber FOXBusiness

Grocery prices are headed higher later this year, according the U.S.ís largest supermarket by sales.
Cincinnati-based Kroger Co., which had $132 billion in sales last year, says inflation is running hotter than management previously anticipated and that expectations are now for prices to rise 2% to 3% over the second half of this year.

Kroger is "passing along higher cost to the customer where it makes sense to do so," said CFO Gary Millerchip on the companyís second-quarter earnings call on Friday.
Management at Kroger rival Albertsons Companies Inc. earlier this summer expressed similar concerns that inflation would pick up in the second half of the year and that they too would pass some of those increased costs along to consumers.

Further increases at the checkout counter would put further pressure on consumers who are already dealing with the biggest annual increase in consumer prices since August 2008.
Within the consumer price index, the component for food at home has risen six months in a row and is up 2.6% this year.
Half of the basketís price increase is due to soaring prices for beef, pork and poultry. Beef prices have risen 14% this year while pork prices have jumped 12.1%, and poultry prices are higher by 6.6%.
Prices were up in five of the six major grocery store food groups in July, falling only for fruits and vegetables. The category saw prices dip 0.9% after rising 0.7% in June.
The Federal Reserve has said the price increases that have occurred in the wake of COVID-19 are "transitory" and that those pressures will subside as the supply-chain disruptions are resolved.

The Biden administration, however, says issues the supply-chain issues caused by COVID-19 and increased demand are only partly to blame.

Instead the administration blames what they say is a lack of competition in meat processing.

"Just four large conglomerates control the majority of the market for each of these three products [beef, pork and poultry], and the data show that these companies have been raising prices while generating record profits during the pandemic," said National Economic Council Director Brian Deese at a press briefing on Wednesday.
The administration is "taking bold action to enforce the antitrust laws, boost competition in meat-processing, and push back on pandemic profiteering that is hurting consumers, farmers and ranchers across the country," Deese said.

Whether or not the administrationís efforts will rein in price gains remains to be seen.

In the meantime, customers looking for savings at the grocery store could opt for private label brands.

"If you go back to prior times when you had inflation, the customer, a lot of times, would trade over to our brands as part of their structuring their budget," Kroger CEO William McMullen said. "We're not seeing budget changes on our brands happening at this point, but I'm sure if inflation continued."

Video in link ^^^^



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