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Success for the Berkeley Edible Gardens Initiative!

Effective August 31, 2012, No Permit is Required for the Sale or Trade of Homegrown Produce in Berkeley, CA

Berkeley residents growing food in their “Edible Gardens” can now sell or trade homegrown produce, eggs and nuts without a permit, with modest restrictions to ensure the sales activity doesn’t disturb the residential nature of Berkeley’s neighborhoods.

The recent passage of new “Edible Gardens” legislation opens a new era for Berkeley’s local food movement!

(Be sure to read the new code sections for full details!)

Main Features of the New Rules

As of August 31, 2012:

  • No permit is required by the City of Berkeley for the sale or trade of “Non-Processed Edibles” grown or raised on residential properties, so long as
  • Sales are to the end consumer and they occur between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm, involve no more than 10 customer visits per day, and the sales activity is shielded from public view.

Full Text of New “Edible Gardens” Code Sections