Angry Michigan Resident Shares Photo of Seeds to Grow Food Unavailable for Purchase

An Angry Michigan resident shared a photo of seeds to grow food being unavailable for purchase. The tweet has gone viral with nearly 40k likes at this time and over 23k talking about it.

The sign says “Attention Customers – Sorry for the inconvenience. This area is temporarily closed.”

In a follow up tweet, the Twitter user wrote “I’ve never had a tweet take off before, but I’m super stoked this one did. People who I really look up to on this site have shared a little piece of tyranny that I’m ashamed to be a part of today. Thanks to Smug for getting the ball rolling, and to everyone else for sharing it.”

We can garden. Those who bought their seeds yesterday are fine to proceed. She just made it illegal for stores to sell what she deemed non-essential items.

In this Walmart, “sleep” pillows could be sold, but throw pillows for your couch could not.

DailyWire reports Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is coming under fire for an expansive new order to lock down state residents during the coronavirus, forbidding anyone from buying seeds or plants and banning gatherings “of any size.”

The Democratic governor’s extension of Michigan’s stay-at-home order also outlaws residents from traveling “between residences” — although out-of-state people can still head to cabins and cottages they own in the state.

Whitmer, who has emerged as a top candidate to join Joe Biden on the 2020 ticket, signed the order, one of the most aggressive of any U.S. state issued since the pandemic began, on Friday evening.

“All public and private gatherings of any size are prohibited,” Whitmer said at a news conference Friday, noting that the stay-at-home order will run until at least May 1.

One part of Whitmer’s order bans the sale of seeds and plants, which is drawing fire from greenhouse and nursery owners. Retail garden centers have been ordered to close.

Callie Gafner told Michigan Radio that “banning fruit and vegetable plants does not help limit the spread of COVID-19.”

“If you’re growing them yourself, you’re reducing the contact between people because you’re not going anywhere. You’re going out in your own garden and picking them up rather than going into the store and coming into contact with how many people?” Gafner said to the National Public Radio outlet.

“[I] Just want us to be able to do curbside pickup and help our local customers to be able to do their own gardening and put the money back in the local economy,” Gafner said.