@Alrecenk - you raise up a good question.
As @axcho mentioned - our rationale is based on the current status quo in the peer-to-peer economy (Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, etc.) where donations turned from loophole into “way of making business”.
But, I do not deny any certification. I assume that DIY-soylenter as soon as he earned first money and decide to continue to do that regularly - will go and get Health Permit. We wanted to use my permit as an umbrella, but faced that every member should make almost the same papers to use it, as it was his own. So we decided just to help them do that. (we have a member area for that purposes at our forum). For instance - many Commercial Kitchens are ready to share their Health permits, if you rent their facility for $25 / hour (minimum hours restrictions apply).
@livingparadox - raise ever more valuable question regarding some basic safety checks from your sellers.
We plan to require to post bio in the profile for each member, but we consider it’s not enough.
What existing models can you suggest?
and Lets Beat Whole Foods!