New Englanders have never been shy about revolting against what they see as unfair food regulations. Remember that whole thing?
So perhaps it’s not so surprising that in Maine, towns have been staging another revolution: They’ve declared independence from state and federal regulations on locally produced foods.
In May, the tiny Isle of Haut became the tenth town in the state to pass what’s known as a food sovereignty ordinance. Essentially, these resolutions claim that small local food producers don’t have to abide by state or federal licensing and inspection regulations if they are selling directly to consumers.
The NPR Report