But you may eat whatever the land during its sabbath will produce—you, your male and female slaves, the hired and bound laborers who live with you.
The Talmud learns from here that those who do commerce with the produce of the 7th year are disqualified to serve as a witness.
Eating the produce is permitted; doing commerce with it is forbidden. Therefore, one who does commerce with shemitta produce is considered to be a rasha.
There are however, some situations in which selling shemitta produce is permitted, such as selling it in a casual, unprofessional manner, or selling it when one originally collected it for eating and there is too much left over.
(Sanhedrin 25b, Tosefot in Avodah Zarah 62b, Tosefot in Rosh Hashana 22a)
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