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Mea Draper co-owns a three-quarter-acre organic farm in San Anselmo. She was recently fined over $1,000 when the state labor department discovered that her relatives were working on the farm in exchange for produce. David Briggs

A small organic farm in San Anselmo found itself in hot water last month when a random sweep by the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement fined it for breaking the state’s farm labor laws. Jerry and Mea Draper received a $1,050 fine for occasionally allowing their sister, niece and nephew to work on their three-quarter-acre . . .