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New rules means more local food at Minneapolis farmers markets

"Under the new rules, at least 60 percent of farmers market vendors will have to be actual farmers, selling the produce they’ve grown," says Minneapolis City Council Member Cam Gordon.
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"Under the new rules, at least 60 percent of farmers market vendors will have to be actual farmers, selling the produce they’ve grown," says Minneapolis City Council Member Cam Gordon.

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