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.
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.
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.