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Policy Summary

This law sets forth requirements for certified and non-certified farmers' markets (which must be approved by the county or city, respectively) including requiring vendors to accept payments from recipients of federal, state, and local food assistance programs. Other requirements pertain to hours of operation, types of vendors allowed, parking, etc.

Background Information

State California
Jurisdiction Name Delano
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 50,000-200,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Distribute; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
Yes

See this language: "All Farmers' Markets and vendors shall accept forms of payment by participants of federal, state, and local food assistance programs including Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) and Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program." § 20.11.155(7)(c ).

Health-related goal?
Yes

See, e.g., this language: "All Certified Farmers' Market operators and vendors have obtained required operating and health permits" (§ 20.11.155(4)(c)); and "Protection of health, safety, and welfare of the City" (§ 20.11.155(1)).

Environmental goal?
Yes

See references to "locally grown produce." § 20.11.155(1).

Economic goal?
Yes

See this language: "All Farmers' Markets and vendors shall accept forms of payment by participants of federal, state, and local food assistance programs including Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) and Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program." § 20.11.155(7)(c ).

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

"The purpose and intent of a Farmers Market is to allow local farmers to sell agricultural products directly to the community and for the community to have the opportunity to buy locally grown produce and other agricultural products. The intent of the following conditions is to ensure that the operation of the Farmers' Market is consistent with protection of health, safety, and welfare of the City." § 20.11.155(1).

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 20.11.155 (2).

Addresses implementation?
Yes

It requires Farmers' Market operators to submit a set of Farmers' Market Rules and Regulations to the Community Development Department and outlines substantive requirements for the same. § 20.11.155(7)(n).

Enforcement provisions?
Yes

"Except as otherwise specifically provided in this Title, any person violating any provisions or failing to comply with any of the mandated requirements of this Title of the Municipal Code is guilty of a misdemeanor." § 20.1.50.

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Section 20.11.155 is located in Title 20 (Zoning), Chapter 20.11 (Specific Use Development Standards). History: Ord. No. 2009-1205, § 1(Exh. A), 9-21-2009.