By Associated Press - Monday, December 8, 2014

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - Officials in Muskegon are considering updating regulations on urban agriculture, including whether a ban on sales of produce should be relaxed.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1ubseDC ) the idea of allowing sales from urban farms was considered by the city’s planning commission a few months ago without resolution. On Monday evening, members of the Muskegon City Commission hold a work session.

Supporters of community gardens earlier appealed to the planning commission to allow sales because they say it could help create jobs and promote healthy eating.

City Manager Frank Peterson says officials agree that community gardens are great, but they worry about the possibility of bigger commercial operations. He says that there’s the potential for nuisances from such uses that the city would be unable to address.

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Information from: The Muskegon Chronicle, https://www.mlive.com/muskegon

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