Health Department

Food, Lodging & Pools
Public Service Center
250 S. 4th St., Room 510
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Farmers Markets

Opening or operating a farmers' market in Minneapolis requires an approval and licensing. There are different types of farmers market licenses/permits depending on the type of market the applicant wants to operate.

Scroll down for an update on the Cottage Food Bill.

Markets

Public Market is a defined place regulated by the city for the selling and buying of farm products and other market related products. The three (3) categories of recognized and licensed public markets include:

  1. Farmers markets
  2. Mini markets
  3. Produce and craft markets

Municipal Market is a city-owned and regulated market for the selling and buying of farm products and other market related products.

Vendors

There are also different types of Vendors in Minneapolis.

Cottage Food Bill

(affecting home processor and pickle bill vendors registered with the City of Minneapolis)

On July 1, 2015, changes to the cottage food bill require vendors to register with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

The City of Minneapolis will no longer accept applications. Instead, operators must submit their application to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). For more information, please visit the MDA website here. (http://www.mda.state.mn.us/licensing/licensetypes/cottagefood.aspx)

 

Last updated Dec 2, 2015