To participate in a VCCFMA market all farmers and producers must raise, catch, gather, grow or otherwise produce the product they sell. Growers of all agricultural items are certified by their county agricultural commissioner by an on-site inspection and specific market permits. All other food producers must have verifiable proof of production, an on-site inspection, meet all county and state health department regulations and carry appropriate licensing. The VCCFMA does not allow commissioned sales, wholesale merchandise or resales of any kind to participate in the certified farmers’ markets. These policies insure that the VCCFMA is serving the direct marketing program and providing an environment that the consumer can feel confident in the integrity of the items being presented for sale.
All new applicants must agree to all an on-site inspection, meet all county and state health department regulations and carry appropriate licensing.