Dennise's Court Fund
Good Luck in court! Please keep us posted. Additionally....since the funds donated exceed the $700...would it be possible to use those additional to assist in obtaining a permit ( I have no clue the process or costs associated).Then she can sell tamales any dang time she wants without worry!!
Someone from Chefs for Farmers wants to invite you to the event to sell your tamales and she is looking for a chef to lend you their kitchen until you get enough $ to get your own. Look up Chefs for Farmers on Facebook and write to Iris Midler. She is looking for you. Good luck!!
To the one asking if she's a citizen, why even ask that? Get a fucking life. Who cares? Worry about your damn self. I hope she keeps on selling them tamales! I know a lot of people who sale them without a permit! Government just wants money! This lady also has bills to pay... Good luck Dennise!!!
I see a comment that says, "Shouldn't had been making without a permit. That's the law." THAT IS EXACTLY what I was talking about in my donation post. There are people in this world who are born as "rule followers." Life is so much easier for them if there are rules to follow. For them, it means no guessing the right answer or worrying about making the wrong choice. Someone else has made all the choices for them and they cruise along safely inside the boundaries that someone else made for them. What a sad existence. Being a rule follower is ok. I have family members who are rule followers. But when a rule follower wants to make others follow those same rules, even when the rules take away reasonable freedoms - that's when I speak up. You can follow the rules. We all need to follow important rules, But there is an important place for gray areas too. For instance, people going 56 mph in a 55 mph zone. Or people selling hot tamales they cooked in their home. People can decide to buy them or not. Right? Why not? Why is having a rule so important to you that you'd rather do something stupid, like arresting and fining a woman for selling a tamale than letting people in a supposedly free country make adult decisions as to whether to trust a woman who is selling home-made tamales? Is it that imperative to you that there be rules for you to feel safe and comfortable that you can't even choose not to buy them for yourself but let others buy them if they want to? If so, then how sad for you.
I can't believe so many people are willing to give anybody who sells prepared food w/o having health inspections and permits a pass. It doesn't matter if the product is tamales or home-made baby formula. Permits and health code inspections are one of the few government services that saves lives.
There are cottage food laws for a reason. Restaurants are held to a certain standard with inspections, etc... I have had a home bakery and been associated with a home bakers forum. Bakers would post pictures of their cakes with cats crawling all over their counters in the background. Babies touching the food, insects crawling on surfaces. Some regulations are oppressive but for the safety of consumers I do agree with applications to the health department and regular inspections. In my state I even had to remit all of my recipes and method of preparation for review to the department of agriculture to ensure I am cooking eggs and dairy to the proper temp to kill bacteria and salmonella. There are also tax codes