Last week I called a lady from the Hodag Farmer’s Market to ask if I could sell some house plants, hamster cages and hamsters. I was told I couldn’t sell the hamsters because “only things that come from farms or ranches can be sold at the farmer’s market,” and “unless you can milk the hamsters and sell that, it isn’t allowed.”
If those are two of the rules, then I’d like to know why in the last several weeks I have seen people selling rabbits with signs on the cages that read “Save us from the frying pan,” baskets and light switch covers made out of birch bark, crayons, rugs made out of recycled materials, purses made from old jeans and pine cone ornaments? Are these things that come from farms or ranches? Shouldn’t the rules apply to everyone?
Carrie Hubbard, Rhinelander
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