“Just got served a cease and desist letter by the health department. If you want to come to the Underground Market, tonight may be the last one.”
Now in an interview with SF Weekly, Rabins said he plans to meet with health inspectors later this week to discuss his options.
“I can’t do it again until I meet with them and figure out how to do it legally,” he told the paper.
According to SF Weekly, “state and local regulations dictate that food sold at farmers’ markets be produced in commercial kitchens.” But Rabins had gotten around the rules-till now.
The market allows smaller vendors, who don’t have the necessary funds to make their products in a commercial kitchen, to use the event as a showcase. It has become wildly popular, but its future is now murky. More to come later.
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