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Vendor Permit

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St. Louis County is considering changing farmers’ markets ordinances to make it easier for food venders to do business. Instead of a $35 permit which lasts two weeks, the new permits would last seven-months, and cost $75. 

St. Louis County Health Department Director Dolores Gunn says the seven-month length – as opposed to a year – is intended to prevent abuses of the system.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 26, 2012 - After years of wading through bundles of paperwork and paying steep fees, farmers' market advocates see promise in a push to overhaul regulations in St. Louis County.

But not all the feedback has been positive, with some managers concerned that the proposal could curtail winter markets. And at least one market manager says that the changes, while a step in the right direction, don't go far enough.