Gov. Doyle signs the “Pickle Bill”

My friends in the urban ag scene are very happy that Wisconsin Assembly Bill 229, known as the “Pickle Bill” or the “Pickle Law” (link to PDF) has been signed into law. This allows a person to make limited sale (less than $5,000 per year) of home-canned food such as pickles at farmer’s markets, church sales, and other small venues without need for a food processing plant license.  Comply with requirements concerning notice and labeling, and you’re all good.

Rep. Gary Sherman (D-Port Wing) authored the legislation.

This is a good law of the sort we don’t see much of nowadays. (Did we ever before? Not really.)


Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.