BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Legislature will consider a bill to let farmers or those with home kitchens sell their goods directly to consumers.

“This helps restore some of that historical food culture” where people would sell their goods to their neighbors, says Annie Carlson, who owns and operates Morning Joy Farm in Mercer, N.D.

House Bill 1433, sponsored by Rep. Luke Simons, R-Dickinson, would allow “informed end consumers” to purchase food products — which could include raw milk, baked goods or other products — for home consumption. Such transactions would be allowed at farms, ranches, farmers markets, farm stands or home-based kitchens.

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