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April 24, 2014

Pella Farmer's Market ready to go in 2014

For 2014, the Pella Farmer’s Market would like to continue holding the Farmer’s Market in the parking area at First Reformed Church, 603 Broadway on Thursdays from 3-6 p.m. The Market is scheduled to run from April 24 - October with no event held the week of Tulip Time. They would also like to hold the Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings starting May 10-late October, depending on weather.

According to the Pella City Code, participants in the market are considered peddlers and as such would be subject to obtaining permits.

However, according to Pella City Code, by resolution, the Pella City Council may exempt the Pella Farmer’s Market from the required permit if the event is declared to be of City-wide interest, which they did during last week’s meeting.

This resolution will exempt the Pella Farmer’s Market from having to obtain a peddler permit. The exemption is valid for one year from date of resolution upon the condition that the Pella Farmer’s Market complies with all other applicable City Code requirements. This includes requiring the sponsor to maintain a list of vendors’ that names, addresses and current sales tax permit information.

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