Agency of Ag to host 16 Scale Testing & Inspection Events in March/April 2017

By Henry Marckres, Consumer Protection Section Chief

The Consumer Protection Section of the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets will be hosting multiple scale inspection events around the state during March and April for anyone who uses scale(s) at farmers’ markets or farm stands to sell produce or other commodities. This testing is required by law, and the Agency would like to encourage producers to take advantage of these testing dates as they will replace the Agency’s annual visits to Vermont farmers’ markets for the same reason.  This will allow the Agency to perform these inspections in a more efficient manner in a way that creates less disruption to you and the farmers’ markets. This is the only way to get scales tested in 2017.

Please plan to attend one of the inspection events listed below.  Bring your legal for trade scale, and any accessories that you use with it for weighing items for sale.

The following is a list of dates and locations for the testing. Most sites will be at Agency of Transportation (AOT) garage sites. Hours for each location will be 9:00am – 3:00pm. You can come anytime during our open hours, and no advance appointment is necessary. The test should take around 10 minutes per scale. 

2017 Scale Testing Events:

  • Location: AOT - St. Albans, 680 Lower Newton Rd
    • Date: March 30
  • Location: AOT – Dummerston, 870 US Rt. 5
    • Date: April 3
  • Location: AOT – Bennington, 359 Bowen Rd.
    • Date: April 4
  • Location: AOT – Colchester, 5 Barnes Ave.
    • Date: April 4
  • Location: Agency Weights and Measures Lab, 322 Industrial Park Lane, Berlin
    • Dates: April 4             April 11                April 25
  • Location: AOT – Windsor, 1640 US 5 North
    • Date: April 5
  • Location: AOT – Randolph, 100 Bettis Rd.
    • Date: April 10
  • Location: AOT – Bradford, 57 Fairground Rd.
    • Date:    April 11                       
  • Location: Travel Information Center, Route 100, Warren      
    • Dates: April 13                                                                           
  • Location: AOT – Derby, 4611 US Rt. 5
    • Date: April 18
  • Location: AOT – Morrisville,643 Brooklyn St.
    • Date: April 18
  • Location: AOT – St. Johnsbury, 1098 US Rt. 5
    • Date: April 19
  • Location: AOT – Clarendon, 1628 Route 7B
    • Date: April 25
  • Location: AOT – Middlebury, 341 Creek Rd.
    • Date: April 27

Look for the scale checking signs!

If you have any questions, call the Consumer Protection office at: 802-828-2426