Sector Guidance: Farmers Markets

Farmers Market Guidance is intended to help farmers markets serve communities and provide direct access to healthy, nutritious foods and other locally-produced items typically available at farmers markets. Farmers markets must follow the Agency of Commerce & Community Development’s Phased Restart Work Safe Guidance, including the following:

  1. Mandatory Health & Safety Requirements for all Business, Nonprofit, and Government Operations
  2. Restaurant guidance for outdoor dining (when applicable)
  3. Farmers Market Guidance issued by the Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Farmers Market Phase 2 Guidance

On Friday June 19, 2020, the following Phase 2 Farmers Markets Guidance became effective for all markets:

  • Booth spacing is reduced from 12’ to 6’;
  • Outdoor dining, with similar guidance to restaurants, is permitted;
  • Pets are allowed at markets; and
  • Entertainment, similar to guidance followed by restaurants, is permissible.

Review the Farmers Market Phase 2 Guidance for all requirements. 

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AGR.CovidResponse@vermont.gov
(802) 505-1661

 

Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901
802.828.2430

 

Program Contacts

  • Media Inquiries                      802.622.4662
  • Licensing & Registration        802.828.2436
  • Business Development          802.828.1619
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  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                           802.828.2433
  • Produce Program                  802.522.7811
  • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
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