Sidewalk Sales of Produce

In Philadelphia, it is now easier for business owners to sell fresh fruits and vegetables outside their stores, thanks to a new law championed by Councilman Derek Green.

Stores can now sell fresh produce on the sidewalk immediately abutting their buildings without applying for sidewalk sales licenses and they can leave shelving or other structures used to put produce on out overnight. In addition, the network of prohibited streets no longer applies to sidewalk sales of fresh fruits and vegetables.

The hope is to make it easier for existing retailers to add produce, extend their available space for produce sales, and attract customers to these stores through attractive produce displays. For more information, contact gethealthyphilly@phila.gov.

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