Policy Summary

Sets minimum square foot requirement for farmers market space, and limits on days and hour operations for markets; and specifies what should be in permit application. Also provides for a 50% discount for markets hosted by nonprofits or that accept SNAP/EBT.

Background Information

State Florida
Jurisdiction Name Miami
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 200,000-800,000
Legal Strategies
  • Expressly allows something
  • Creates an incentive for a change
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Distribute; Get;
Evidence for Health

This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:

For research on the potential effectiveness, please review the category links above.

We understand that this information is not comprehensive. It also does not include other important forms of evidence such as community members’ lived experiences and practice-based evidence.

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

Law encourages SNAP/EBT acceptance at farmers markets and provides a 50% discount on permit fee if they accept SNAP/EBT (and also for markets hosted by nonprofits). (See 62-622(f))

Health-related goal?

Intent sections says: " to encourage economic and community development, promote the health of residents and provide access to nutritious substance" § 62-622(a).

Environmental goal?

Local foods. § 62-622(b).

Economic goal?

See intent statement (encourage economic and community development (62-622(a)); and refers to EBT/SNAP benefits). (§ 62-622(f))

Includes findings?

Has a stated intent or purpose?

Intent sections says: "to encourage economic and community development, promote the health of residents and provide access to nutritious substance, the following program is instituted." § 62-622(a).

Includes definitions?

§ 62-622(b).

Addresses implementation?

Must review site plan (62-622 (c )); applicant can't have any code violations (62-622(c )); must get proof of non-profit status or EBT/SNAP acceptance to provide discount (62-622(f)).

Enforcement provisions?

Code enforcement process and penalties. Ch. 2, art X.

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

Code context and ordinance history

Chapter 62 (Planning and Zoning), in Article XIII (Planning and Zoning Approval for Temporary Uses and Occupancies; Permit Required); Div. 9 (Farmers Market Program). History: Ord. No. 13311, § 2, 2-23-12; Ord. No. 13508, § 2, 3-26-15.


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