Minimum Food Safety Requirements for Product Sales Farm Markets and Community Farmers’ Markets

For the purposes of this document the definition of:

  • Farm Market: A retail outlet normally owned or operated by a producer or farm unit, located on-farm or off-farm selling mainly products produced by the farm, directly to the consumer.
  • Community Farmers’ Market: An established area where several farmers/growers gather on a regular, recurring basis to sell a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as other farm products directly to the consumer.

Management in charge of the market may be asked by the health officials to demonstrate knowledge of these requirements as outlined below: