Stringer Responds to Farmers Markets SOS
Cut them some slack. That’s Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer’s recommendation for New York City’s community-based farmers markets. These markets contend with high permit fees, bureaucratic red tape, parking rule inconsistencies and other issues that make it hard to serve the low-income neighborhoods in which most of them operate.
In a report released today, Stringer lays out a plan to help streamline regulations governing the city’s 60 community-based farmers markets. The report recommends, among other things, eliminating daily permit fees for markets in low-income areas, which can run up to $1,600 annually.
To read the report, “Red Tape, Green Vegetables,” click here.