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(a) A certified farmers' market operator must obtain a solicitor's license under this chapter for non-certified farmers' market vendors to sell goods and services at the certified farmer's market in the unincorporated areas. The solicitor's license shall only apply to one specified location and shall not be transferrable. The license is effective for one year.
(b) (1) At least two (2) days prior to each certified farmers' market meeting, the operator is required to submit a list of all non-certified farmers' market vendors to the Sheriff's Licensing Division detailing the business name, address and intended items for sale.
(2) If a non-certified vendor has not been included in the operator's list to Sheriff's Licensing Division at least 48 hours prior to the market, the operator has discretion to allow the vendor to sell its goods or services at that one (1) meeting. The operator must notify Sheriff within a reasonable period of time of any vendor(s) who were not included on the list prior to the market meeting. Thereafter, that vendor may not participate in another certified farmers' market within the unincorporated areas unless the vendor is included on the Sheriff's list and approved by the Department. The operator shall ensure that any non-certified vendor who does not appear on the list is in compliance with the solicitor's ordinance and all other applicable permits, licenses and laws. Failure to follow this subsection is a violation of this chapter.
(c) Certified farmers' markets with three (3) or fewer non-certified vendors shall be exempt from the financial costs of the solicitor's license, but are required to comply with all reporting mechanisms included in this section. The operator will not be exempt from these costs if there are four (4) or more non-certified vendors at any two (2) events in a calendar year.
(d) All goods for sale at a certified farmers' market shall be limited to new or first-hand items only.
(e) The solicitor's license obtained by the certified farmers' market operator shall not take the place of any other required permit or license by the non-certified farmers' market vendor or the operator, including but not limited to a food facility permit by the Department of Environmental Health and Quality for the sale of food and/or beverage items.
(f) At all times, the Sheriff's Licensing Division shall have the authority to reject individual vendors based upon items and services for sale and public safety, in addition to those specified in section 21.504.
(g) Unless otherwise provided by law, this section shall not affect certified farmers' market producers.
(h) This section shall be effective on May 1, 2014.
(Added by Ord. No. 10330 (N.S.), effective 5-1-14; amended by Ord. No. 10709 (N.S.), effective 1-15-21)