Portland’s Farmers’ Market Ordinance

Today’s Press Herald delves into the ordinance governing farmers’ markets in the city and how that’s impacting the organizers of the new Winter market.

When the group that coordinates the Brunswick Winter Market announced plans to open a similar market in a building on Free Street, its organizers didn’t think they would have to comply with a city ordinance governing the farmers markets in Deering Oaks and Monument Square.

Though the winter market isn’t affiliated with the Portland Farmers Market and won’t operate on city-owned property, Portland officials see it differently.