City of Oakland Shuts Down Novella Carpenter’s Urban Farmstand

The war on fun strikes again! The victim this time: None other than mild-mannered urban farmer notorious hoodlum Novella Carpenter and her insurgent backyard chard operation, long known for threatening the lives and livelihoods of Oakland’s upstanding citizens with reckless abandon and utter disregard for the rule of law. According to our BFFAEs at SFist, the Oakland-based author, activist, and foodie (and former winner of EBX’s prestigious “best hippie” award) has been slapped with non-compliance — and a hefty fine — for violating a city code she didn’t even know existed. Here’s the deal, via Carpenter’s blog:

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