The recent citing of a fruit and flower seller at a busy Cameron Park intersection is part of an El Dorado County campaign to prohibit unlicensed vendors.
The seller, who was cited about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, was sitting at a table where cherries and flowers were being offered for sale. The 27-year-old woman from Stockton had positioned her stand at Cambridge Road and Country Club Drive, not far from Highway 50.
She did not have a county business license or a permit to operate as a roadside vendor. After being cited, she was released at the scene, according to an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office press release.
County and city officials, along with the farm bureau and the county chamber of commerce, want to enforce permit and license rules to protect local growers and the buying public.
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Officials say there are risks associated with roadside produce from unlicensed sellers, including food that might not be properly refrigerated, packaged or labeled.