Mississippi Farmers Markets Permit Requirements

Farmers markets often offer an array of items in addition to fresh fruits and vegetables. These items often include farm-fresh eggs, jams and jellies, baked goods, and other specialty food items.  While some items that are sold at farmers markets may not require permitting or licensing, there are regulations for certain items that are sold at farmers markets. The types of permits necessary and the agency responsible for issuing these permits vary by product.  The following documents have been provided to serve as a guideline for farmers market vendors and managers when determining which types of permits are needed for specific products.

» Permit Requirements for Farmers Market Vendors (PDF)
» Cottage Food FAQs (PDF)
» Requirements for Egg Vendors at the Farmers Market (PDF)
» Regulations for Sales of Meat and Poultry at Farmers Markets (PDF)

Katie Sansing
Agritourism Director/Program Specialist

P.O. Box 1609
Jackson, MS 39215

Phone: (601) 359-1140
Fax: (601) 354-6001