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Farmers Markets

Farmers Market Vendors must obtain a Retail Food License to operate a food facility at a farmers’ market, whether the market is inside or outside. Each individual stand is considered its own retail food facility and must obtain its own license to operate.

Download and print “Application Packet – Farmers’ Markets” to apply. Submit application via mail or fax to the appropriate Regional Office as listed on the cover letter of the application.

All foods and beverages sold at farmers’ markets must be from an approved source.  An approved source is a facility that is under inspection by a Regulatory Authority.  If the production (or storage) of the food is NOT occurring at the farmers’ market itself, the production site must be under inspection.  This might be a food processing facility, home-style food establishment or a retail food facility.  Review frequently asked questions (FAQs) for details.