​Farmers' Market

Food is everywhere at farmers’ markets. And where there is food there is a responsibility to keep it safe for people to eat. Market managers and vendors can keep food safe by taking steps to prevent contamination and keeping food at the appropriate temperature.

State, local, and individual market food safety regulations will vary from one market to the next. In Indiana, farmers’ markets are considered retail food establishments and are covered under the laws and regulations for that type of operation.

To learn more about food safety at farmers’ markets, explore the resources below.​

Food Safety Regulations for Farmers' Markets, Purdue Extension.
Indiana Guide for Preparation of Fruits and Vegetables Exempt from Processing Requirements, Indiana State Dept. of Health.
Indiana State Dept. of Health, Information for Farmers' Markets and Value Added Foods