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Minneapolis, Minn., Code § 201.50 (current through January 22, 2018)
Brief Summary
This law establishes a category of public market called "produce and craft markets," which may "contain market vendors selling self-produced goods, of any type, with a maximum of one (1) market vendor, or ten (10) percent of market vendors, whichever is greater, permitted as a seasonal food vendor selling packaged food for off-site consumption." (§ 201.50(1)). Allowed vendors include: farmers/growers; registered cottage food vendors; seasonal food permit vendors reselling fresh produce; Minneapolis seasonal food vendors serving food for immediate consumption; craft producers; service vendors; and plant vendors. At least 30% of vendors must be food vendors; and vendors selling non-food items for third parties or recycled/"vintage" goods are not allowed.
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Expressly allows something.
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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?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Unclear. The law restricts vendors from selling packaged food for off-site consumption (only one or at most 10% of vendors are allowed to do so) and allows "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." § 201.50.
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?
Unclear. See definition of produce and craft market, which defines market as being organized for the purpose of allowing various types of vendors (including farmers/growers of agricultural products) to sell products directly to the public. (§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 201.50 is located in Title 10 (Food Code), Chapter 201 (Public Markets). History: 2011-Or-095, § 5, 11-4-11; Ord. No. 2017-017 , § 8, 4-28-17.