Lincoln University Farmers’ Market

Mission/Goals/Member Agreement and Rules and Regulations


The mission of the Lincoln University Farmers’ Market (LUFM) is to provide an open and accessible meeting place that creates a sense of community. The market brings together families, neighbors, visitors, local food producers, and artisans. It provides locally produced food, encourages social gathering, and seeks to enhance the quality of life. It also educates LU students and strengthens the local economy.


The LUFM has the following goals:

About the market                                                                                            

Thank you for your interest in the LUFM. The LUFM has been sponsored by Lincoln University Cooperative Extension since 2011. The market is a year-round, producer-only and features more than 25 local vendors offering locally, fresh grown produce, pasture-raised beef, eggs, baked goods, local honey, jams & jellies, plants, and hand-made crafts. The market is accessibly located on campus, at the Dickinson Research Building which is surrounded by the Lincoln University Community Garden. Address is 1219 Chestnut Street, at the corner of Chestnut Street and Leslie Boulevard.

Contact Information                                                                                          

Website: https://lincolnufarmersmarket.com

Lincoln University Farmers’ Market (Summer Season)

1219 Chestnut Street

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Lincoln University Farmers’ Market (Winter Season)

900 Leslie Boulevard Jefferson City, MO 65101

Market management

Taylor Cleveland, Manager Cooperative Extension (LUCE)

Suite B, room 120, Lorenzo J. Green Hall 900 Leslie Boulevard

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Phone: 573-338-1267

Email: lincolnuniversityfarmersmarket@gmail.com

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)


Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA)


Phone: (573) 751-4211

Weights and Measures (MDA)


Phone: (573) 751-5639

Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS)

Rachelle Kuster Environmental Specialist rachelle.kuster@health.mo.gov (573) 751-6095

Steve Hawk

Environmental Specialist steve.hawk@health.mo.gov (573) 751-6095

Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)


(202) 720-9113.

Chris White Environmental Specialist cwhite@colecounty.org (573) 636-2181 ext. 3120

Loran Prenger Environmental Specialist lprenger@jeffcitymo.org (573) 634-6410

Cole County Health Department (CCHD)

Joe Gassner Environmental Supervisor jgassner@colecounty.org (573) 636-2181 ext. 3104

City of Jefferson

David Grellner Environmental Manager dgrellner@jeffcitymo.org (573) 634-6410



Farmers’ Market Coalition

Brandon Mebruer Environmental Specialist bmebruer@colecounty.org (573) 636-2181 ext. 3130

Katherine O’Neal Environmental Specialist koneal@jeffcitymo.org (573) 634-6410


Missouri Farmers’ Market Association


Farmers’ Market Hours                                                                      

The LUFM takes place at the following dates and times: may 11th  to September 28th.

Saturdays: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

October 5th  to April 25th 

1st and 3rd Saturday of the month: 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

2019 Agreement                                                                                      

Rules and Regulations

  1. The market is a year-round, producer-only with annual and weekly vendor memberships in three categories: Farmer: Those who only sell produce they have grown. Crafter: Those who only sell items they have hand-crafted. Ready-to-eat food: Those who only sell products prepared by themselves in an either, inspected commercial kitchen or licensed facility.
  2. Vendors must be residents of Cole or adjoining counties, with all products grown or made in those counties. Vendors outside of the area require LUFM approval each year.
  3. Vendors must arrive by 8:00 a.m. on Saturdays and must be ready to sell at opening bell (8:30 a.m.). No vendor shall sell or set aside for later sale before the opening bell. All sales must be complete as soon as possible before closing.
  4. Vendors must bring their own displays and equipment (tables, chairs, tents, etc.). They must set up and take down their displays; they also agree to keep the LU market property clean. Table cloths are required for all tables. Tents must be secured against wind.
  5. Fees and membership: Vendors who commit to sell for at least 4 market days pay an annual membership fee of $25.00; this fee must be paid by the first Saturday the vendor participates. This fee covers both summer and winter markets. Vendors choose to sell less than 4 market days pay $15/week. Allowances to the vendor fees are at the discretion of the Market Manager.
  6. The LUFM is held at the parking lot at 1219 Chestnut Street. Vendors who pay full membership fees are assigned a place for the entire season. Contract term is effective January 1st to December 31st, 2019. Vendors who cannot attend a Saturday market must contact the market manager by e-mail or txt message prior to the scheduled market day.
  7. Those who pay weekly fees are given spots based on availability each Saturday. Weekly vendors with an approved application must call in or e-mail the day before (between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) a scheduled market. Weekly vendors without approved application must send the application one week before the date they intent to participate at the market.
  1. We will be located for the entire season at the Dickinson Research Facility located at the Northwest corner of Leslie and Chestnut.
  2. Vendors must grow the produce, herbs, or plants, or make, bake, prepare, or handcraft the items they sell. The resale of any product is not allowed at the LUFM. Cooperative groups may sell at the discretion of the Market Manager. The LUFM reserves the right to appoint inspectors to inspect seller’ production areas by appointment. The purpose of inspection will be to determine whether the seller is producing all that he or she is selling at the market. Prior to participation, the Market Manager will schedule farm and kitchen visits.
  3. Vendors must have the required certifications and licenses for their products and must be responsible for contacting agencies and payment of any permit/license fees. Vendors are responsible for any liability issues; liability may be the result of an action or inaction of the vendor or of the product(s) being sold by her/him.
  4. All products and produce must comply with local (Jefferson, City) and federal laws, statues, ordinances, and labeling requirements and regulations. Vendors are required to provide a copy of all permits, licenses, certificates, and/ or insurances such as, but not limited to:

             •     Honey. Honey vendors or immediate family members must own the hives. This product  must meet the labeling requirements found in the Missouri Food Code (MDA) and must including the following statement: “This product has not been inspected by the Department of Health and Senior Services.”

  1. The name and address of the producer /processor preparing the food.
  2. Common name of the food.
  3. Name of all the ingredients in the food
  4. Net weight of the product in metric and English units measured
  5. Statement: “This product is prepared in a kitchen that is not subject to inspection by the Department of Health and Senior Services.”
  1. Must be sold frozen
  2. All products labels must be meet the USDA Food Safety and Inspection
    Service (FSIS) or MDA inspections requirements
  3. Electric freezer- all products must be maintain frozen

Organic products. Any vendor that uses the word “organic” to describe her/his products or practices, must comply with the USDA organic standards and regulations. The organic label indicates that the product has been produced through approved methods that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. Products grown following organic practices in non-certified land can indicate so (e.g., naturally grown, pesticide-free) but they cannot be claimed to be organic. Any fines incurred by state agencies will be the sole responsibility of the vendor(s).

  1. Vendors selling items by weight must use scales that meet state regulations. Scales must be legal-for-trade commercial scales and may be certified annually by MDA. The face of the scale must be visible to the buyer. The use of a non-legal-for-trade scale at LUFM is prohibited.
  2. All vendors agree to respect one another and work together with a spirit of cooperation. This means that vendors must be aware of what others are selling. They must agree that a successful market depends on variety, consistency, appropriate pricing, and community spirit. The LUFM reserves the right to cancel privileges to any vendor whom in its opinion has violated market rules. Market fees will not be refunded when privileges are canceled.
  3. Sellers must always be pleasant and courteous. Controversial topics shall not be discussed or displayed by vendors. Any complain should be sent by e-mail to the market manager.
  4. Smoking is not allowed on LU property.


Lincoln University Farmers’ Market Vendor Application 2019

Contact Name: _____________________________________________________________________________

Mailing Address: __________________________________________________________________

Business/Farm name: __________________________________________________________________

Business/Farm Address: __________________________________________________________________


Website: __________________________________________________________________

Type of membership: Full __________Weekly__________

Can you accept credit cards? Yes ______No______

What are you planning to sell?


Prepared Food Vendor Category, What are you planning to sell?


How many Saturdays you anticipate being at the market each:

April ____May ____June ____July ____Aug ___Sept ____

Oct____ Nov ____ Dec ___ Jan____ Feb ____Mar___

Are you planning to attend the first day of the market 2019 season?

Yes_____ No_____ (weather permitting)

I will participate in

Saturdays’ Market Summer:  ______

Saturday’s Market Winter:  ______

If applicable, please attach a copy of:


Signed: ____________________________________  Date: ____________

For Market Manager Use

2018 Fees Paid:

Farm/Kitchen visit completed:

Tax ID#

Full ($25)

Weekly ($15)

Receipt #

Check # or Cash

Please return to:

Taylor Cleveland, Manager

Lincoln University Farmers’ Market Suite B, room 120, Lorenzo Green Hall 900 Leslie Boulevard

Jefferson City, MO 65101