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New Jersey Produce Availability Chart
A booklet outlining food safety at farmers markets prepared by N.J. Department of Agriculture and N.J. Department of Health
Minimum Food Safety Requirements for Product Sales for Farm Markets and Community Farmers’ Markets
Guidelines and Procedures for Rhode Island SFMNP Farmers
New Hampshire Dept. of Agriculture Guide for Selling Agriculture Commodities at Farmers Markets
Alabama Produce Availability Chart
This handbook will help you understand and comply with North Dakota state laws and regulations regarding the direct sale of produce, meat products, baked goods and handmade items. Many other resources for beginners as well as seasoned agriculture entrepreneurs are available.
All information provided here is subject to change. In the event a law has changed since this book was printed, or a
conflict does arise, the applicable state or federal law always prevails.
Weights And Measures Guidelines For Sales At Farmers’ Markets, Roadside Stands And Other Commercial Outlets
The process to become certified organic usually takes three years. During this time, a producer will work with a certifying agency to meet all the requirements to become certified under the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP).
During the transition time period, the land that is being certified will be operated as organic, including following all the USDA rules for organic production. The certifying agency will audit and verify that accepted production methods are being followed. After meeting all criteria for production practices, the land can be certified as organic. The producer will continue to work with a certifying agency to maintain their certified status through annual audits.
The certifying agency that you choose to work with is up to you, and they do not have to be headquartered in Nebraska. For a full list of certifying agencies go to the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) web page: www.ams.usda.gov and search for “national organic program.” Then click on the “certifiers” link.
There are two certifying agencies located in Nebraska:
Organic Crop Improvement Association
1340 North Cotner Blvd.
Lincoln, NE 68505
Phone: (402) 477-2323
2601 B Street, #1
Lincoln, NE 68502
Phone: (402) 420-6080
Texas is one of the largest producers of fresh fruits and vegetables, so your choices are always endless. More than 60 commercial fruit and vegetable crops are grown in the Lone Star State — from apples to zucchini and everything in between. Experience fresh fruits and vegetables in the produce aisle of your neighborhood grocery store, farmers market, community supported agriculture farm (CSA) or pick-your-own farm. You’ll be amazed at the freshness and satisfaction of meals you prepare with produce fresh from a Texas farm near you. This handy guide will let you know when Texas produce is available. Look for the GO TEXAN mark to ensure you are getting locally grown Texas produce. For an online version of this chart and more information on Texas farmers markets, visit gotexan.org.