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After reading about Tux, Kodi, Pixel, and Panda getting to go to farmers' markets in FL and MA, I sent an email to our local FM authorities to ask why Shama can't join in the fun. Here's the answer I received:
It's MN department of health law. Pets can be at markets but not within 15 feet of a vendor selling food. Since our isles are only 20 feet across it is not possible.
Food markets are treated the same as grocery stores and other retail businesses. Only trained service dogs are allowed as they are trained not to jump on people, sample the food, or pee on someone's table leg - which happened to one of our vendors last year. Most people with dogs walk right past our signs!
She went on to say that she personally is a dog lover . . .
Thought you might be interested. I wonder what other states allow or don't allow dogs at FM?