How to Obtain a Produce Merchant License

17 Apr 2013 3:00 pm

Presented by the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection

If you are interested in operating a produce stand in the City of Chicago, then this workshop is for you.¬†We will be discussing the Produce Merchant licensing process including the application, documentation, operational, and public way use requirements. As per the City ordinance, “produce” is defined as whole and uncooked agricultural, plant based items, including, but not limited to, fruits, vegetables, legumes, edible grains, nuts, spices, herbs and cut flowers.¬†Licensed Produce Merchants must conduct 50 percent of their business operations in areas underserved by grocery stores, and produce stands must be non-motorized free standing, temporary structures that may be located on private or public property, with written permission from the property owner, or on the public way, with a Produce Stand Public Way Use Permit.

All workshops are free and are located at the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection in City Hall at 121 N. LaSalle St., Room 805.