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Minneapolis, Minn., Code § 201.40 (current through January 22, 2018)
Brief Summary
This law establishes a category of public market called mini markets, which may only have up to five vendors, at least one of whom must be a grower or group of growers who " who sell products that are grown, raised or harvested on land owned or leased by grower including vegetables, fruits, eggs, meats, plants, flowers, honey, maple syrup etc. without added ingredients." § 201.40; and see "product of the farm" definition in § 201.10. A mini market may not include any craft vendors or vendors selling ready-to-eat foods.
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Expressly allows something.
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
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?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Unclear. The law allows up to one vendor at each mini market to be a " seasonal 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," but does not specifically prioritize produce vendors. § 201.40(2). See also, the definition of "mini market" at § 201.10 (referring to improving access to "locally grown agricultural products").
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 definition of mini market, which states their primary purpose is " to improve access to locally grown agricultural products." (§201.10).
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. Law describes what information may be requested by the licensing official pursuant to issuing a license. § 201.70. See also §§ 201.90 -.95 (regarding obligations of the market manager).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. Yes, a license may be denied, revoked, suspended, or not renewed for failure to comply with this or other applicable laws. §201.85. Also, 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. For general enforcement provisions, see Chapter 188 of the Food Code title.
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 201.40 is located in Title 10 (Food Code), Chapter 201 (Public Markets). History: 2011-Or-095, § 4, 11-4-11; Ord. No. 2017-017 , § 7, 4-28-17.