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Farmers Market on the Square meets requirements for season

The Columbia Adair County Farmers Market on the Square, FM2, begins in just a few days - Saturday, April 6, 2019! The directors would like you to know some of the regulations they meet.

By Darrell Andrew

About The Farmers' Market on the Square LLC:

What it does - Provides location for producers to market their products and for consumers to purchase the products.

The Market advertises and promotes the vendors/producers.

The Market is registered with the Ky Department of Agriculture, a registered Ky Proud Member, and functions under the Ky Proud Farmers' Market Guidelines as well as functioning under all local, state and federal rules, regulations and laws.

Member/Producer/Vendor requirements:

Products are produced by the member.

Vegetable and Fruit producers must have a Produce Best Practice Training. Approximately 2 hours.

Members must be a Ky Proud Member.

WIC and Senior nutritional vouchers must have annual trainings and sign individual agreements with the State.

All vendors that offer samples must have a food sampling certificate which requires a training course.

All home processors must provide proof of water quality.

All home processors that pressure can food must take a Micro Processor Training.

All products must meet with labeling requirements.

All prepared food vendors must take and pass a food managers course and have a local farmers market food vendors permit.

All classes and trainings are approximately 16 hours.

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