Starting this week, University of Illinois Extension experts will be touring central Illinois promoting changes to a law that would allow folks to sell homemade items at farmer's markets as the new season approaches.
Typically, new season begin in early May and Caitlin Mellendorf, Health and Wellness Educator with the University of Illinois Extension indicates a law recently changed the rules surrounding homemade goods at farmer's markets that not many people know about. Her goal is to educate the public on the in's and out's of the changes and how they can benefit from it.
Mellendorf indicates they are coordinating with the Health Department for these courses. She indicates it is important for everyone wanting to sell anything at a farmer's market to be aware of the mandates surrounding that.
Mellendorf begins her tour in Monticello this Thursday from 6 pm to 8 pm, then again in Decatur, Saturday, April 20 from 9 am to 11 am and finally in Clinton on April 25 from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Visit go.illinois.edu/dmp for more information or you can usually catch Mellendorf in Macon County at 217-877-6042. You can also find the University of Illinois Extension on social media on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.