Farmers’ Market Regulations. Farmers’ Market Entrepreneur. Farmers’ markets are more than fresh fruits and vegetables. Many of these additional products have separate regulations to govern their sales at farmers’ markets
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Farmers’ Market Entrepreneur
are more than fresh fruits and vegetables.
Many of these additional products have separate regulations to govern their sales at farmers’ markets
There are several regulations you should be aware of when selling at a Kentucky farmers’ market.
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture registers markets each year and collects data.
This registration allows the market to be an “official” farmers’ market.
The registration is free, but must be done annually.
This legislation allows
producers to add
value to their
horticultural products in their
Final product must contain a
Primary or Predominant Kentucky-Grown Ingredient
grown, harvested, processed and marketed by the farmer
1. The Farm
2. Farmers Markets that are listed with Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
3. Roadside Stands Certified by Kentucky Farm Bureau.
These require a Food Manufacturer’s Permit and use of a Permitted Kitchen.
Acceptable Products for Home-based Processors
Some of the Acceptable Products for Home-based Microprocessors
Pickled Fruits or Vegetables
Potentially hazardous foods, including but not limited to….
1. Crème filled pies, custard, custard pies, pies
with meringue topping
3. Cream, custard and meringue pastries
4. Raw seed sprouts
5. Garlic-in-oil mixtures
6. Foods vacuum packaged in containers other
than mason-type jars
7. Canned, pureed baby foods
8. Any products containing meat
Associate Extension Professor
Food & Nutrition Specialist
University of Kentucky
Cooperative Extension Service
Mark M. Reed, RS, MPA
Food Manufacturing Program
Kentucky Food Safety Branch
502-564-7181 extension 3677Home-based Processor/Microprocessor Contacts
at USDA inspected facility
Spout that can be turned on and will run without someone holding it open.
Lots of water
Roll of paper towels
Catch basin for water as it flows over your hands
Soapy water – changed frequently
Clear rinse water – change frequently
More information about each of these topics plus more is available in the “Kentucky Farmers’ Market Manual”
The manual is available online at www.kyagr.com by clicking on “Farmers Markets” on the drop down menu. Printed copies can be obtained by calling (502) 564-4983.