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Minneapolis, Minn., Code § 201.30 (current through Oct. 23, 2017)
Brief Summary
This law sets forth requirements for farmers' markets (which must obtain a license), including a requirement that they "become authorized to accept FMNP (Farmers Market Nutrition Program), S/FMNP (Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program), WIC-CVV (Women, Infants and Children Fruit and Vegetable Vouchers)," and "other similar food assistance programs" not including SNAP-EBT (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Electronic Benefits Transfer).
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Requires something, sets standards.
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Community-wide
Food System Category: Distribute, Get
State: Minnesota
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Minneapolis
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. See this language: "Farmers markets shall become authorized to accept FMNP (Farmers Market Nutrition Program), S/FMNP (Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program), WIC-CVV (Women, Infants and Children Fruit and Vegetable Vouchers), and any other similar food assistance programs as designated by the licensing official, not including SNAP-EBT (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Electronic Benefits Transfer), within twelve (12) months of licensure." § 201.30(5).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Unclear. The law requires at least 60 percent of market vendors to be selling farm products, and allows up to vendors to be (40) percent of market vendor types to be made of vendors fitting into certain categories, one of which is "[s]easonal food permit vendor reselling only fresh fruits and vegetables, and only when said produce is not in season and not available at the market from product of the farm (growers/farmers) vendors." § 201.30(2)(a).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. See references to the following: FMNP (Farmers Market Nutrition Program), S/FMNP (Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program), WIC-CVV (Women, Infants and Children Fruit and Vegetable Vouchers). § 201.30(5).
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 201.10.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. Section 201.90 lays out the obligations of the Marketing Manager, including ensuring percentages stipulated for the number of food to non-food market vendors and/or product of the farm (growers/farmers) to other market vendor type. Section 201.95 also sets forth related records management obligations. §201.90.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Unclear. Section 201.100 incorporates the Minnesota Food Code by reference (via Chapter 186 of the Minneapolis Code), which carries with it its own enforcement scheme and penalties, but which are not specifically listed in this law. §201.100.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
Section 201.30 is located in Title 10 (Food Code), Chapter 201 (Public Markets). History: Ordinances: 2011-Or-095, § 3, 11-4-11; 2013-Or-143, § 1, 12-6-13; Ord. No. 2017-017 , § 6, 4-28-17.