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Farm or Farmers Market License

Customers wishing to sell whole uncut fresh fruits and vegetables do not require a license. Any customer wishing to provide samples must obtain a Health Department license. Farmers who sell meat products must have their animals slaughtered at a USDA, or MD Dept. of Ag., approved plant. In order to apply for a farm or farmer's market license, an application must be completed and a list of foods provided, along with the location of where food is prepared offsite. Food sold by non-farmers must be prepared in a commercially licensed kitchen. A copy of the Health License for that facility must be submitted. Vendors who prepare non-potentially hazardous baked goods, jams and jellies under the MD Cottage Food Businesses do not need licensure unless sampling is to occur. Contact L&R for questions regarding requirements for food distribution without licensure under the MD Cottage Food industry. See web site to download an application, scroll to Farmer?s Market PDF hyperlink. An application may also be obtained at the office, located at 255 Rockville Pike, 1st Floor, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. It takes approximately 30 days to issue a license.

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