I live in Atlin and have enjoyed buying eggs in Whitehorse in the past.
It is on my to-do list every time I go to Whitehorse.
The stores’ organic-egg label guarantees quality, but I know nothing of the facilities that produced those eggs.
I want quality eggs and assurance the hens are free range and socialized.
Both my concerns are met when I buy locally. I know where the chicken feed was bought and about the facility producing those eggs.
I cannot, under the restrictions now placed on the local producer, buy the product I want because we go to Whitehorse randomly and, therefore, could not be a regular customer.
The Farmers’ Market system is meant to encourage local growers, and surely locally grown eggs would fall under the umbrella of both the summer and winter markets.
It seems a shame to discourage a small grower in the Whitehorse area because of regulations meant to cover large operations.
Does government and its regulations have no compassion or waivers for a local grower?