FARM VENDOR REGULATORY CHECKLIST
The following information is provided as a courtesy to vendors. Any variations from the specific items on this list may have additional licensing/permit requirements.
If you intend to sell uncut, unprocessed whole PRODUCE:
If you intend to sell HONEY, SYRUP, SORGHUM, and/or MOLASSES:
If you intend to sell MEAT, POULTRY, FISH, EGGS, and/or CHEESE:
If you intend to sell BAKERY ITEMS, CANDY, CANNED GOODS, SYRUP, SORGHUM, and/or certain SALSAS:
If you intend to sell CIDER:
If you intend to sell ORGANIC PRODUCTS:
If you intend to sell PRODUCT BY WEIGHT:
If you intend to accept WIC or SENIOR VOUCHERS:
If you are selling ITEMS REQUIRING SALES TAX, including all non-edible items such as cut flowers, flower/plants, crafts etc:
The cost is $20.00 for this two-year permit.
If you are selling HERBS, PERENNIALS, and/or NURSERY STOCK (trees, shrubs):
If you are selling ANNUALS/HOUSE PLANTS/CUT FLOWERS:
Selling Home-Canned Foods: Do It Safe, Do It Legal
A new law called Wisconsin Act 101 (the Pickle Bill) allows you to sell some home-canned foods without a license under certain circumstances.
The following information will help make sure you sell food that is safe and allowed by law.
You can sell home-canned fruits and vegetables that are naturally acidic or have been acidified by pickling or fermenting.
These products have an equilibrium pH of 4.6 or lower, meaning that they are high in acid.
Examples of allowable products: pickled fruits and vegetables (not refrigerator pickles) salsas and chutneys sauerkraut and kimchi, jams and jellies, applesauce.
You can not sell low-acid home-canned foods such as vegetables, fish and meat
You can not sell sauces, dressings or condiments unless they are clearly fruit or vegetable products
You can not sell home-canned foods that are not considered fruits or vegetables such as pickled eggs, lemon curd, and pesto
You can not sell baked goods or dried, processed, or packaged foods
Sales of no more than $5,000 per household per year
Retail sales only (direct from producer to consumer) and only in Wisconsin
Sales only at community or social events, farmers’ markets, or farm roadside stands
You must post a sign at your stand or booth: “These products are homemade in a kitchen that has not been subject to state inspection.”
You must Label each jar:
Name and address of the person who did the canning
Date of canning
Ingredients (in descending amount)
You must include this Statement: This product was made in a home not subject to state licensing or inspection.
As your business becomes more and more successful, you’ll want to consider becoming licensed. Contact the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection at 608-224-4682. Contact University of Wisconsin Extension: 608-263-7383 or Barbara Ingham .Wisconsin Dept of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection: 608-224-4682
Stevens Point Farmers Market Association, Care of Dan Mielke, 2550 County Road II, Rudolph, WI 54475
(Email: Daniel@DanielMielke.com Phone: 715-344-4104)
This website is paid for and published as public courtesy by Dan Mielke, Market manager and vendor.