Start spreading the news that New York City doesn't run New York State. Although the city government is formidable and critical to the safe and prosperous functioning of the nation's great metropolis, New York State has a significant government of its own. Businesses throughout the state must have state-level licenses and sometimes many of them. From retailers, auto mechanics and physicians alike should expect to file forms and respect the Empire State's authority.
In New York, farmer’s Markets and Outdoor Market Booths are becoming increasingly common as consumers around the nation embrace buying produce and other goods directly from local growers. Many counties and cities require produce sellers to hold special licenses, and all booths selling prepared foods need special permits.