Saanich updates outdated farm market bylaw

Properties zoned by Saanich as farm markets will now be allowed to sell red meats and non-dairy processed foods.

Properties zoned by Saanich as farm markets will now be allowed to sell red meats and non-dairy processed foods.

The welcome change comes after unanimous approval Tuesday by Saanich council.

“It’s modernizing a bylaw that was clearly out of date and kind of embarrassing,” Mayor Frank Leonard said of the old restrictions, which didn’t allow for the sale of beef, pork, lamb or certain processed foods at farm markets.

Currently the Root Cellar Village Green Grocer and Galey Farms Market are the only two operating farm markets in Saanich.

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