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Virginia farmer serves salad lovers with subscription service. JMU Alumni Magazine Winter, 2023
These Aylett growers create weekly salad mixes delivered directly to the consumer . Richmond Magazine 8/8/2022
Chris Couch, a farmer in King William County, is taking steps to help customers know where their food is coming from -- by delivering homemade salads to front doors all across the metro Richmond area. ABC 8 News WRIC 7/16/2020
Tidewater Review, 10/20/19
Farm-To-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, 6/26/2020
I had the opportunity to welcome Virginia Delegate Scott Wyatt and his Legislative Director to the farm. We discussed market farming, sustainable agriculture, and challenges small business owners face that can be easily addressed through legislative changes. It was refreshing to see elected officials take interest and support the issues their constituents face.
After a quick tour we sat down and discussed the history and the same materials I've shared with King William County. It didn't take long to agree the Farm-To-Salad product is not a single serving, and the State Food Safety experts that regulate the entire state define my business as a Food Manufacturer and not as a Restaurant.
August 28, 2020
Our member Chris Couch has been fighting with King William County, Virginia for over a year and a Freedom of Information Act Request shows the County has spent $40,000 in tax payer dollars to fight him. Couch has been busy meeting with State Legislators to help other small businesses by refreshing state legislation that hasn’t kept up with society and modern ways of commerce.
Couch said recently: "Local counties and elected officials should be held accountable and not be able to waste tax payer dollars trying to strongarm small businesses. King William County can’t justify their decisions and is failing to recognize the authority of Federal and State Agencies (FDA, VDACS, and the Virginia Dept. of Health). I am working with State Legislators and have hundreds of customers and the FTCLDF on my side!”
Farm-To-Consumer Legal Defense Fund 9/8/2020