POLICY DATABASE
Policy 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).

Background Information

State Minnesota
Jurisdiction Name Minneapolis
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 200,000-800,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Distribute; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
Yes

See this language: "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).

Health-related goal?
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).

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
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).

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
No

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 201.10

Addresses implementation?
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.

Enforcement provisions?
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.

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra 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.