A “farmer’s market” means a place where a person offers or sells one or more of the following food products to the public (Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 10.15.03.02B(30)):
- Raw agricultural products such as fruits, vegetables, and grains supplied directly from a farm;
- Eggs sold in compliance with COMAR 10.15.03.05A(8) and with Maryland Department of Agriculture regulations for the sale of eggs at Farmers Markets.
- Commercially processed non-potentially hazardous pre-packaged and bottled products
- Cottage food produced in accordance with COMAR 10.15.03.27
To apply for a license to sell at a farmer’s market, complete and submit the application at this link at least two weeks prior to the event: Farmer’s Market Food Service Facility License Application with Standards for the Dispensing of Food from Temporary Facilities.
Cottage Food Businesses
If you are a cottage food business and wish to sell your products to a licensed retail store (grocery store), please review the Guidelines for Cottage Food Businesses, Then, visit the MDH Cottage Food website for the requirements and complete the MDH Cottage Foods Sold at Retail Business Request intake form. Your submitted documents will be reviewed by the Maryland Department of Health.