Establishes regulations for seasonal farmers' markets. Only non-profits may receive a seasonal market license to operate a farmers' market. To get a seasonal market license, at least 55% of the total volume of products available for sale must be a farm product harvested or produced within 300 miles of the city, and at least twenty-five percent of the vendors must accept supplemental food vouchers (SNAP/EBT, WIC Cash Value Vouchers, and/or FMNP vouchers). Vendors operating in farmers' markets in locations "deemed by the Health Officer to be a food desert" are eligible to have their seasonal vendor license fees waived.
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Allows waiver of seasonal vendor license fee for vendors operating in a designated "food desert" (§ 175-28 (E)); and promotes acceptance of supplemental food vouchers (SNAP/EBT, WIC Cash Value Vouchers, and/or FMNP vouchers) at farmers' markets (§ 175-28(D)).
Seeks to promote access to food in "food deserts" (§ 175-28 (E), and encourages acceptance of supplemental food vouchers (SNAP/EBT, WIC Cash Value Vouchers, and/or FMNP vouchers) (§ 175-28(D)); refers to food safety and handling (§ 175-28(J).
Requires that "At least fifty-five percent (55%) of the total volume of all products available for sale must be a farm product harvested or produced within three hundred (300) miles of Jersey City)." § 175-28(C). Also requires that "Farmers' markets vendors shall not use plastic bags to dispense their products." § 175-28(K).
Supports acceptance of supplemental food vouchers (SNAP/EBT, WIC Cash Value Vouchers, and/or FMNP vouchers) at farmers' markets, § 175-28(D).
The first section in the Article states: "This Article shall be applicable to eating and drinking establishments and to itinerant eating and drinking establishments." § 175-16.
"The application [for a food establishment license] shall be upon appropriate forms as the Health Officer shall require. " § 175-20.
Suspension or revocation of the license. See §175-25.
Chapter 175 (Food Handling Establishments), Article III (Food Establishments). History: Added by Jersey City, N.J., Ordinance No. 15.026 (Mar. 11, 2015)