As it turns out, your kid's lemonade stand might not be technically legal in the Mile High City. Neither was selling veggies that you grew yourself until Monday night, when Denver City Council passed a zoning amendment allowing the sale of home-grown food -- both raw produce and items prepared from it. This new rule is an extension of the 2012 Colorado "Cottage Foods Bill" that allowed some types of food to be sold from homes without a license, but did not include produce. Now Denver has closed that loophole.
Starting Friday, July 18, Denver residents can apply for a permit to home-sell. This is a one-time, $20 application, and will allow you to sell anything you grew in your yard.
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