When Martha Boneta hosted a birthday party for a friend’s 10-year-old daughter on her Virginia farm, she didn’t expect to have the county come knocking on her door. But come knocking it did — threatening her with nearly $5,000 in fines.


Fauquier County officials say Boneta, owner of the 70-acre Liberty Farms in Paris, Va., didn’t have the proper permit to host the party, nor to sell produce on her own land. Zoning Administrator Kimberley Johnson sent her a cease-and-desist letter in April after the party, warning her with the financial consequences if she didn’t stop her activities within 30 days.


Boneta told Fox News she wasn’t doing anything wrong — that selling produce is just about as old as farming itself, and that curiously she seems to be the only one being targeted — possibly because of a neighbor’s complaint.


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The bolded sentence.. Did not have a permit to host a Birthday party on her own Land ?? Has to have a permit to sell produce on PRIVATE PROPERTY ?? WTF !! If you read the rest of the article, you will find she HAS the permit to sell produce and other things on her OWN land (retail store permit) but they changed the rules and made her get ANOTHER permit after she got the first