A woman who owns a dry cleaning business in the Midwest had her laundry hampering due to a lack of proper cleaning supplies.
“I don’t know why my laundry hampered.
I think it was due to lack of cleaning supplies,” said Jessica McLean, who owns Jessica’s Dry Cleaners and Dryers in the Minneapolis suburb of Northfield.
The store, which has opened since the 1980s, has one full-time worker and five seasonal workers, she said.
“My staff have been cleaning the store for the past five years, and it’s been tough, especially now with the climate change and the drought.”
While many of the workers have moved into the home-based business, some are still at the business.
“We’re still having issues,” McLean said.
The drought has made it tough for many to make ends meet.
McLean says it’s difficult to hire seasonal workers because of the drought.
“There’s just not enough jobs, and there’s not enough workers,” Mclean said.
A few years ago, when the climate was still changing, McLean opened a store called Woven in a Home and Garden store in her town of Northland.
The store sells handmade, hand-painted, decorative, handmade clothing.
“It was an investment, and I’m so happy to be able to sell it,” McLeod said.
McLean said she’s been able to maintain the business through the drought because of its focus on traditional and handcrafted goods.
She said she was able to keep her staff healthy by using natural and sustainable ingredients, including herbs and spices.
“We have to buy food from local farmers,” McLeans said.
“We’re not allowed to buy anything that has a name, because that would be an affront to our traditions.”
In Minnesota, there are a number of regulations governing home-grown food businesses, and many residents are concerned about the impact of climate change.
The state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a website listing the various kinds of plants that are allowed to grow in Minnesota, and the DNR’s webpage also states that “freshwater and saltwater aquifers in a given area are subject to regulation.
It is illegal to use saltwater or freshwater aquifer water to irrigate any surface water resource without the permission of the DWR.”
The DNR website lists some of the requirements for a home-made food business, including that they have to: “Be a home or commercial operation with a permit from the DRC; Be established in accordance with applicable Minnesota laws; Provide employees with health and safety training, including training to safely work with animals, including farm animals, on farm premises; Establish and operate in a manner that is compliant with the Minnesota Food and Drug Administration and Food Safety Modernization Act; Be operated at a level that is consistent with state and local regulations; Provide food, equipment and water for human consumption; Be prepared for emergencies.”
Minnesota’s Department for Natural Resources said in a statement that it does not regulate the sale or consumption of natural or human-derived products.