Grow, Gift, Repair

Farmers having a hard time with zoning

Eric Schwartz co-founded Farm Bug Cooperative, which will provide services like marketing and bulk buying to multiple farmer growers. He has been in touch with 15 or 20 farmers who are potentially interested in joining the cooperative. But none have gotten a green light from their town.

“I don’t have anyone zoned for cultivation yet,” Schwartz said. “Unfortunately, what’s happening in a lot of places is before anyone realizes what’s happening, farmers are zoned out of cultivation.”