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Farmers markets, others have varying requirements

By June Watanabe

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 24, 2012

~~<p>Question: I think farmers markets are a great idea. However, I've noticed many have vendors selling products that have nothing to do with agriculture or farming. At some there is almost a flea market atmosphere. What are the rules from the city regarding products that have nothing to do with farming or food? I think it&rsquo;s a little unfair to nearby retail businesses that might sell similar products.</p>
<p>Answer: Neither the state nor the city, except for the latter&rsquo;s People&rsquo;s Open Markets, has any requirement that only food items can be sold at a &ldquo;farmers market.&rdquo;</p>
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Question: I think farmers markets are a great idea. However, I've noticed many have vendors selling products that have nothing to do with agriculture or farming. At some there is almost a flea market atmosphere. What are the rules from the city regarding products that have nothing to do with farming or food? I think it’s a little unfair to nearby retail businesses that might sell similar products.

Answer: Neither the state nor the city, except for the latter’s People’s Open Markets, has any requirement that only food items can be sold at a “farmers market.” Login for more...



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