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Follow the Law

In most cities and towns in the United States, lemonade stands have been allowed—even encouraged—for decades. Police officers in Palo Alto, California even launched a #CopsLoveLemonadeStands community outreach campaign in 2015, and invited community members to let them know when their children would be hosting a stand . . . so they could visit and enjoy some lemonade! The program has since spread to other police departments throughout California and in other states.


There are some areas, however, which require a permit to hold a lemonade stand. If you’re unsure of what’s required in your area, your city clerk’s office is a good place to ask.

From The Lemonade Stand Cookbook: Step-by-Step Recipes and Crafts for Kids to Make--and Sell!, by Kathy Strahs (Burnt Cheese Press, 2017)

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