Public Markets Ordinance No. 2011-Or-095

Jurisdiction Name: Minneapolis
State/Province: MN
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality
Population: 392,880
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Links: PDF
Policy type: ordinance
Year: 2011
GFC Topic: community food connections, community food production, community food security
Keywords: agricultural producer, farm processor, farmers market, farmers market license, farmers market ordinance, farmers market permit, food access, food market distributor, food market manufacturer, food retail, grower, home processor, institute for agriculture and trade policy, license, low-income, low-income neighborhood, meat and poultry processor, mini farmers market project, mini market, mini market ordinance, mini market permit, permit, produce and craft market, public market, public market temporary use permit, retail, small market, wild harvester
Adopting Government Department(s):

Minneapolis City Council

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Minneapolis Licenses and Consumer Services
Support Entity(s):

Minneapolis Zoning Department, Minneapolis Health Department

Funding Amount: not available
Funding Sources: not available
Policy Outcome(s):

Amended the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, Title 10. Food Code, Chapter 201. Public Markets, Sections 201.10, 201.20, 201.30, 201.40, 201.50, 201.60, 201.70, 201.80, 201.95, 201.120, and 201.130; defines the various types of public markets (farmers markets, mini markets, and produce and craft markets) and the types of vendors (food market distributor, food market manufacturer, agricultural producer, farm processor, wild harvester, grower, meat/poultry processor, and home processor) in Minneapolis; stipulates license requirements and application processes, health requirements, and insurance requirements for market and vendor types; requires at least 60% of farmers market vendors to be registered agricultural producers at farmers markets; formalized and streamlined permitting process for mini markets making it easier and less expensive for organizations to bring fresh and affordable produce to low-income neighborhoods

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