This law sets forth permitting requirements and process for farmers markets and associated regulatory requirements. It includes a requirement that farmers' markets accept all forms of payment from people who participate in any kind of local, state, or federal nutrition assistance program.
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Each Producer vendor shall accept all forms of payment by participants of federal, state, or local food assistance programs, including, but not limited to the Food Stamps/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; the Women, Infants, and Children (" WIC") Farmers' Market Nutrition Program; and the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program. Forms of payment include, but are not limited to, coupons, vouchers, and Electronic Benefit Transfer ("EBT") cards. § 5.
Ordinance refers to Montgomery County Health Department (§ 4); and to nutrition assistance programs (§5).
Law requires vendors to accept all forms of payment, whether coupons, vouchers, and Electronic Benefit Transfer ("EBT") cards, from nutrition program participants. (§ 5)
Although not labeled "intent" or "purpose," the "whereas" clauses indicate a purpose of "permitting the operation of Farmers' Markets in designated locations within Narberth Borough" and the adoption of "rules and regulations for the operation of Farmers' Markets and to protect the public health, safety, and general welfare." See ordinance.
The law impliedly assigns permitting/licensing and review steps to the county health department and zoning officer respectively. § 4.
"A permit shall be suspended or revoked, and the Farmers' Market immediately closed, if the operation of the Farmers' Market violates any of the provisions of this ordinance or the conditions set forth in the permit." § 9.
This is an uncodified ordinance. History: approved by the Mayor on March 20, 2015.