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Policy Summary

This article provides rules, regulations and standards for operation of farmers' markets with the aim of "encouraging the consumption of locally grown and unprepared fruits, vegetables, and herbs by certified farmers and healthy foods to nutritionally at-risk residents, including pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum women, children, and seniors." It addresses licensing, food handling, sanitation and allowable foods.

Background Information

State New Jersey
Jurisdiction Name Passaic
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 50,000-200,000
Legal Strategies
  • Creates an incentive for a change
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Distribute; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
Yes

See reference to the following: "nutritionally at-risk residents, including pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum women, children, and seniors." § 149-49.

Health-related goal?
Yes

See reference to "healthy food." Section § 149-49.

Environmental goal?
Yes

See reference to "locally grown." § 149-49.

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

It shall be the intent of this article to provide rules, regulations and standards for operation of farmers' markets in the City of Passaic while simultaneously encouraging the consumption of locally grown and unprepared fruits, vegetables, and herbs by certified farmers and healthy foods to nutritionally at-risk residents, including pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum women, children, and seniors. § 149-49.

Includes definitions?
No

Addresses implementation?
Yes

Various implementation details are provided including: "The Department of Human Services, Division of Recreation shall apply, in writing, on forms promulgated and supplied by the Division of Health. Such forms shall be duly verified by the Division of Recreation. Forms shall be provided no later than 30 business days prior to the first day of operation for the farmers' market;" "Upon receipt of an application for a farmers market, the Division of Health shall conduct an investigation into the plans for serving of the food, including qualifications of food handlers and the type of equipment to be used." § 149-54 - 55.

Enforcement provisions?
No

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Article XIII, Farmers' Markets is located in Chapter 149, Food Establishments. History: Added 2-21-2012 by Ord. No. 1890-12.