Brooksville, ME, became the ninth town in the state to pass a local food sovereignty ordinance that allows for direct-to-consumer sales of prepared foods and farm products despite state and federal regulations. In a referendum election on March 4, residents voted to approve the “Local Food and Community Self-Governance Ordinance,” which states that producers or processors of local foods are “exempt from licensure and inspection,” so long as the food is sold directly by the producer to a consumer, reports Bangor Daily News. Full Story