Policy 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.

Background Information

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

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

Emergency management?
Health-related linkage?

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.

Environmental linkage?

Economic linkage?

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).

Includes findings?

Has a stated intent or purpose?

Includes definitions?

§ 201.10

Addresses implementation?

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).

Enforcement provisions?

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.

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

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.


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