Weights & Measures 2021 Farmers Market Scale Update
For many years now the Weights and Measures Section of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food & Markets has held yearly Farmers Market Scale Clinics at various locations around the state. Last year, due to the Pandemic, the scale clinics were canceled. Due to the fact that the locations of most scale clinics are held at other state Agency locations requiring the congregating of non-state employees onto various state employee’s worksites, it has been decided to not hold the scale clinics again in 2021.
Farmers Market Vendors who have had their scales tested in a prior year will not be required to submit their scales to the Agency for inspection. Vendors who may be using new scales for the first time are asked to contact the Agency to make an appointment to have their scales tested for compliance to accuracy and specification requirements. Weights and Measures staff will be responding to any consumer concerns regarding scales or accurate weights and addressing these concerns directly at the Farmers Market location referenced. Farmers Market Vendors are asked to license their scales as they would usually do.
To make an appointment to have a scale tested please contact:
Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food & Markets
Weights & Measures Section Chief & Metrologist
116 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-2901
Vermont’s Weights and Measures Program coordinates inspection and testing of devices and products in commerce, such as scales, gas pumps, heating oil and propane delivery truck meters, scanners used in retail stores, and firewood. The work of the Consumer Protection Section touches every consumer in Vermont and many beyond Vermont's borders.
Questions regarding the Consumer Protection Section's Weights and Measures Program should be directed to the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets State Metrologist at 802.828.2433.