Category: Food Safety and Handling

Food Safety For Farmer’s Markets for Vendors

Food Safety and Handling

Factors that cause foodborne illnesses and recommendations for preparing and selling wholesome and safe food products at Farmer’s Markets.

Published July 11, 2017 Publisher Website Download Resource State & Local PolicyTopical guides

Food Safety and Regulation Requirements for Farmers’ Markets and Craft Shows

Food Safety and Handling

Nebraska Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Regulation Requirements for
Farmers’ Markets and Craft Shows.

Published July 11, 2017 Publisher Website Download Resource State & Local Policy

Selling Agricultural Commodities at Farmers Markets in New Hampshire

Food Safety and Handling | Public Policies

With farmers markets starting up across the state, the Division of Regulatory Services (DRS) wants producers to be aware of regulations pertaining to the labeling and/or registering of some agriculture commodities when offered for sale. This guide walks producers through marketing products from eggs to maple syrup in the Granite State.

Published July 11, 2017 Download Resource State & Local Policy

Food Safety for Kansas Farmers Market Vendors: Regulations and Best Practices

Food Safety and Handling

Farmers markets are growing in popularity across the UnitedStates and across Kansas. These markets provide a valuable market outlet for local farmers and allow consumers to purchase healthy local produce and other foods. To protect this key market outlet, it is essential that the food sold at farmers markets is produced and processed according to the relevant governmental rules, regulations, and guidelines. Not only will this ensure products that are as safe as possible, it will also assure your customers that your business, as well as the entire farmers market, has product quality and safety in mind.

Published June 29, 2017 Publisher Website Download Resource State & Local Policy

Temporary Food Service Establishments and Farmer’s Markets Operator’s Guidelines

Food Safety and Handling

This report, prepared by the Iowa Food Safety Task Force, outlines food safety best practices and licensing in the state of Iowa.

Published June 15, 2017 Download Resource Publication

West Virginia Farmers Market Regulations

Farm Business and Marketing | Food Safety and Handling | Public Policies

The Farmers Market Vendor Guide was developed to provide standards, guidelines and consistent information for farmers, food vendors and sanitarians to provide fresh, safe and quality food to the consumer. The Farmers Market Vendor Guide offers advice on food items that may be sold and conditions that must be met at the point of sale. The Farmers Market Vendor Guide represents a collaborative effort of the West Virginia Departments of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR), Agriculture (WVDA), the Farmers Market Association and other members of the Food Safety and Food Defense Task Force.

Published December 04, 2013 Download Resource PublicationState & Local Policy

Starting a Value Added Food Business

Farm Business and Marketing | Food Safety and Handling

A guidebook from the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project that walks you through the entire process of making value-added products and selling them at market. The guide begins with steps on how to register your business, then how to safely prepare and pickle foods, and concludes with selling value-added products at markets.

Published November 10, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource PublicationTopical guides

Processed Food Application

Food Safety and Handling | Management and Operations | Rules and Vendor Applications

This application for the Davis Farmers Market is provided for potential vendors of processed foods that are prepared off-site.

Published November 06, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Application FormMarket Policy

Cooking Demonstration Tips

Food Safety and Handling | Management and Operations | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events

This three page handout includes nine tips for successful cooking demonstrations at farmers markets, with a checklist of equipment for displays, serving, and cleaning.

Published November 06, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Topical guides

Market Manager’s Checklist: Permits/Licenses/Certificates Required for Farmers Market Sellers

Food Safety and Handling | Insurance, Liability, and Licensing | Management and Operations

This three page checklist was developed specifically for New York farmers markets, listing the specific permits, licenses, or certificates required for all potential items sold at the market based on regulations specific to individual product types. While this checklist is specific to New York, it can act as a guide for any market to research and develop such a checklist based on regulations specific to a given market.

Published November 03, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource State & Local Policy