I live in a township in Ohio, they are not business friendly. I want to put a sign at the end of the road on a busy State Route. Under Ohio regulations Farming is exempt mostly from local and county zoning laws. But I would like others' opinions and ideas.
I thank that's a great idea. Maybe set something up so you could advertise free samples and put out a tester, some popsicle sticks and a waste basket. Do you have a stand located out front of where you live or would people be coming to the house? I like the honer idea although I've never done it because of where I'm at.
My ideas: 1) Post flyers on bulletin boards at local supermarkets, if they still have these boards in your area. Those aren't as likely to catch the impulse-driven crowd, but could drive business nonetheless. 2) Make a sign that reads: Garage sale....HONEY. Put it up and take it down as needed.
My opinion or, more like, what are possible pitfalls: If your township is truly not business-friendly, then they are not going to be supportive of a sign that remains posted by the road, even if the right of way is owned and maintained by the state. If they are actively business-unfriendly, then they may also take it upon themselves to determine if you are/are not a farm. In our state there is a difference between a property on which allowed agricultural pursuits are taking place, and a farm.
I hope this helps. Good luck on your sales! Keep us posted.
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