Who is required to obtain a permit?
Vendors who wish to produce and sell canned acidified products, such as salsas, sauces, fermented products, acidified fruits and vegetables, and picked products are required to obtain a Farmers Market Vendor permit with the WVDA prior to sale, in lieu of a food establishment permit. Certain potentially hazardous products, such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy products additionally require a food establishment permit.
How do I obtain a permit?
Fill out the WV Farmers Market Vendor Permit Application and return to the WVDA by March 1st each year. The registration fee is $35 annually.
Vendors are required to:
-Pass an annual kitchen inspection
-Follow the Farmers Market Vendor Guide
-Pass label review by the WVDA
-Successfully complete WVDA approved training
Note: The farmers market vendor exemption does not indicate an exemption to FSMA produce safety requirements.
Farmers Market Vendor Form