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Permits may mean more tasty treats at farmers market

There are 17 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Jan 7, 2010, titled Permits may mean more tasty treats at farmers market. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

Earla Kuhn of Kuhn Farms in Mesilla Park sells jars of jams and jellies prepared in a commercial kitchen on Wednesday at the Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market.

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GO FIGURE

San Diego, CA

#1 Jan 7, 2010
Why don't they crack down on the tamale and burrito vendors selling out of ice chests in grocery store parking lots?

It is the same people, same cars and about the same time that they are peddling these products. It shouldn't be too hard to cite them. Alot of them use child labor as sellers. This is very dangerous.
Frankly

Las Cruces, NM

#2 Jan 7, 2010
Since I don't trust who put their hands in or where the product has been before I purchase it, I never buy food of any kind, whether its jams at the flea market or tamales in a parking lot. The one thing this town does have going for it is the fact that they do go after, and close down, business that don't follow the rules when it comes to restaurants. I think selling homemade products to the public should be by permit and inspected too. Just imagine, you don't know if that person selling you jelly jars at the flea market, has 4 dogs and 5 cats roaming around in the same kitchen at home or if the kitchen where those tamales were made, had someone sneezing on them or if they even practiced proper hand washing during the whole time. Nasty....
Bill

Huntsville, AL

#3 Jan 7, 2010
If you don't like buying tamales in parking lots, or don't like buying jelly at the flea market, then don't buy these products. Some people aren't paranoid and like the availability of these products and like the fact that local residents can make money selling their wares. No need to hem and haw and ask for more regulation in every instance.
New Mexicant

Santa Fe, NM

#4 Jan 7, 2010
Illegl burrito, tamale, and salsa vendors are rampant especially now with the down economy. People are supporting these vendors knowing that they aren't following the proper laws (taxes, business license, food permit, etc...); which in turn isn't helping the local economy if anything it is hurting it. Now with the proposed pay cuts, furloughs, etc... that the state employees are facing, it doens't look like there is going to be much more help here in the future with putting an end to the illegal vendors. At least the federal building and city hall are pretty much completed so many of the same ol'vendors aren't poisoning the construction crews. The lady with the hardhat at the federal building every day at lunch is going to be out some business soon.
JNNM

Las Cruces, NM

#5 Jan 7, 2010
I see the concern of these posters who don't buy vendor food. That's fine, but I can tell you this, I have bought these products for years and never once have I become ill. That in itself says a lot.

Since: Aug 08

Canada

#7 Jan 7, 2010
Permits are important to orderly business at such an event.

John Briner
John Briner Law Corp.
Vancouver
BigFatBurrito

Las Cruces, NM

#8 Jan 7, 2010
Please, don't talk about putting the burrito man out of business. Or the lady! I love big, fat, juicy, thick, burritos! Yum-Oh! If you know who has some let me in on it!
Coach Danny

Rio Rancho, NM

#9 Jan 7, 2010
Trenchcoat wrote:
Can we still get the woven pubic hair coasters?
I'm not sure if those can be sold without an inspection!
joseph vitagliano

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Jan 7, 2010
GO FIGURE your so right I feel sometimes i am back in juarez this people come in to bars, parking lots selling that junk. Most definitely need to crack down its from poor education or not know how to reinvent themselves
BigFatBurrito

Las Cruces, NM

#11 Jan 7, 2010
Coach Danny wrote:
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I'm not sure if those can be sold without an inspection!
You'll need a permit first, unless you know the provider!!!!
Lily

Santa Fe, NM

#12 Jan 7, 2010
JNNM wrote:
I see the concern of these posters who don't buy vendor food. That's fine, but I can tell you this, I have bought these products for years and never once have I become ill. That in itself says a lot.
Just because "you" haven't become ill doesn't mean that it's good or safe to eat. Everyone is different, especially children. They're immune systems are more susceptible than an adults. Anyone preparing food for sale for the public should be required to have a permit, and should be inspected regularly. I think that's great news. Food is something to be taken seriously. It's ingested into our bodies for goodness sakes.
JNNM

Las Cruces, NM

#13 Jan 7, 2010
Lily wrote:
<quoted text>
Just because "you" haven't become ill doesn't mean that it's good or safe to eat. Everyone is different, especially children. They're immune systems are more susceptible than an adults. Anyone preparing food for sale for the public should be required to have a permit, and should be inspected regularly. I think that's great news. Food is something to be taken seriously. It's ingested into our bodies for goodness sakes.
Just because "you" don't like them doesn't mean all those who do have to follow you're narrow path. Exposing children to germs etc., builds their immune system. Doesn't mean you have to feed them street vendor food, they get it straight out of your own kitchen. Do you have a permit? LOL, didn't think so, and if you think for a minute that all the places with permits won't get you sick, you're clueless!

Since: Nov 09

Encino, NM

#14 Jan 7, 2010
So How Many Pies And Cakes Do You Have To Sell To Make The $100.00 Dollar Price Tag??? Just Another Way To Make It Harder For The Little People. Imagine 60 Years Ago Ronald McDonald, Having To Close The Doors, Because He Couldn't Afford To Renew His " Permit " Think Of All Of The Taxes McDonald's Has Paid Since It Opened. Think Big Start Small. If The N M E D Wanted To Help, Give Out The Extra Permits, C'mon Man What Has Happened To America, Land Of The Free???
Vince Gillium

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Jan 7, 2010
If the Hispanic roach coaches have to get food handlers permits, shouldn't the elderly white cooks with their glop have to meet the same regulations?
And what about all that stuff the area farmers drag in? Who knows what poisons have been put on those fruits, vegetables and pecans?
Let's just keep the public safe from those who want to make a quick buck.
Border Native-American

Florissant, CO

#16 Jan 7, 2010
"Permits may mean more tasty treats at farmers market"

Yeah, that's what permits do.(insert sarcasm)
Notsofast

United States

#17 Jan 7, 2010
My GOD! How the government just grows and grows and grows......

NANNY STATE at its finest.
Patriot

Santa Fe, NM

#18 Jan 7, 2010
Notsofast wrote:
My GOD! How the government just grows and grows and grows......
NANNY STATE at its finest.
Hey, the US government is part of our free country and it has every right to freely control us!

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