New York Agriculture & Markets Law
Association of Farmers; Powers of
Any association of farmers, residing in any neighborhood, town or county in this state, now, or hereafter to be organized, and acting under a constitution and by-laws adopted by themselves for their guidance, which shall be filed in the clerk’s office of such town or county and which are not inconsistent with the laws of this state, is hereby authorized to lease and maintain grounds and structures for the exhibition and sale of the products of their farms or their skill, and for the instruction and recreation of its members and visitors. Any such association shall have authority to let, for rent, locations on their leased grounds to exhibitions, entertainments, shopmen and persons wishing to furnish suitable refreshments for victualing members and visitors or for storage of personal property when property is available for such activity; to license peddlers to sell on their grounds articles of merchandise, not forbidden to be sold by any law of this state without license from the state; and in the name of such association and upon the action and direction of its officers, to sue for and collect the stipulated sums of such rentals and licenses, and to enforce the observance of its rules and regulations by the several members of its association. And such association is hereby empowered to issue certificates of indebtedness in amounts of five dollars each, providing that the whole amount shall not exceed the sum of one thousand dollars, which they may sell at a price not below the par value thereof, for the purpose of raising money for the erection of buildings, or for such other improvements as may be deemed necessary by a majority of the members of such association.