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Hot Food Makes a Triumphant Return to Farmers' Markets

A solution to the issue of grocery shopping while hungry? Last week, the City Council voted to allow Temporary Food Establishment permits for Certified Farmers' Markets, which basically means farmers' markets in Austin can now serve hot food. (They can also scoop ice into drinks and have demos with samples.)

Temporary permits had been suspended earlier this year, but the Sustainable Food Policy Board requested the city postpone the decision until it is addressed at a statewide level. The revision to the health code goes into effect Monday; the Downtown Farmers' Market will begin serving food from places like Dai Due, Fete Accompli and Thai Fresh again on Saturday November 13.

· Regular Meeting of the Austin City Council October 28, 2010 [COA]
· Hot food options limited at Austin farmer's markets [News 8]
· The SFC Farmers' Market Downtown [Sustainable Food Center]

The Downtown Farmers' Market [Photo: cote / Flickr]