Letter to the editor: Bi-Zi farms should be grandfathered in

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I am angry and very saddened to see Bi-Zi Farms may have to close over water rights. We have already lost so many of our major fruit and vegetable stands in Fruit Valley and, the latest, Joe’s Farms.

I moved here 40-plus years ago because of what the county offered, like open country, farms, caring neighbors and low crime. It seems now that those moving here want all the amenities of city life and, of course, no foul odors, livestock or wildlife.

If Bi-Zi Farms is forced to close, we’ll get hundreds more homes, townhouses and condos, or more people and less farmland. Where do these city people think they’ll get their food? Do their children even know where food comes from other than a grocery story?

Bi-Zi Farms should have been grandfathered in. If they close, we will all lose, including the children’s loss of the farm experience, which includes hay rides, hay mazes and of course, the farm animals.

I sure hope our county smartens up and gets over population growth being the top priority.

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