Joined by bill sponsors Representative Jeni Arndt and Senator Kerry Donovan, Governor Jared Polis signed HB19-1191 (Allow Farm Stands on Any Size Principal Use Site) into law.
The bill defines “farm stand” to mean a temporary or permanent structure used for the sale and display of agricultural products resulting from agricultural operations that are conducted on the principal use site on which the farm stand is located. The bill permits a farm stand to be located on a parcel of any size.
The bill does not prohibit a local government from requiring the operator of a farm stand to obtain a valid license or permit prior to operating the farm stand but in no way shall such local permitting or licensing requirements deny the use of the site as a farm stand.
RMFU sends its thanks to Rep. Arndt, Sen. Donovan, Gov. Polis, and especially our farmer members who worked diligently to advocate for and pass this important legislation.