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Category: Food Safety and Handling
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources has made available food safety resources for temporary food service vendors.
Links include the Nebraska Dept. of Agriculture’s Guidelines for Farmers Markets, a UNL Food Processing Center report on Farmers Market Food Safety, and the NebGuide G1706 Food Safety for Farmers Markets.
Access these helpful resources on this UNL Food webpage.
This Growers Guide PDF-formatted manual was funded by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, developed by Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska in partnership with the Center for Rural Affairs. It contains a history/background of Nebraska farmers markets, along with farmers market rules, regulations, direct-to-consumer information, suggestions for displays, signage, pricing, proper methods of sale, permits, hygiene, and other resources.
The NDFMGA has compiled extensive lists of resources for farmers markets, producers/growers, community, and other useful links.
Farmers Market Resources include:
Marketing Toolkit for Farmers Markets and Vendors
2010 Market Exploration Grant Final Results
Best Practices for Food Sampling at Farmers Markets
Color Combinations for Signs and Banners
Guide to Food Handling
Guide to Starting your own farmers market
Ideas for cooing demonstrations at the farmers market
Letter visibility chart for signs and banners
ND Farm to Market Guide
ND market pricing study 2011
Organic Labeling at Farmers Markets
Starting a new farmers market management guide
ND State Health Department ruling on selling home preserved items.
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
The purpose of these guidelines by the University of Rhode Island is to highlight important food safety practices to take under consideration when vending at a farmers market. It also includes information on the various licensing requirements that may or may not be needed.
New Hampshire Dept. of Agriculture Guide for Selling Agriculture Commodities at Farmers Markets
List of products that may and may not be sold at a farmers market to consumer customers without being licensed as a food establishment at the market location.
This fact sheet addresses recent issues relating to certain home-processed, home-canned and home-baked foods. Products covered are pickles, vegetables or fruits having an equilibrium pH value of 4.6 or lower and non-temperature-controlled baked goods that do not require refrigeration.
The food products can only be sold at community and nonprofit events or farmers markets located in North Dakota. This includes such events as: county fairs, nonprofit and charitable events, public spirited and/or community celebrations and farmers markets and roadside stands.
Fresh, whole raw fruits and vegetables grown in South Dakota can currently be sold without regulatory
requirements. However, once a raw fruit or vegetable is processed, South Dakota law requires that certain
regulations must be followed in order to ensure the safety of the product. The “Home-Processed Foods
Law,”1 which exempted home-processed foods sold at farmers markets, roadside stands, and similar venues from some of these licensure requirements.