Texas Farmers' Markets are year round, rain or shine markets, weekly attendance is expected 40 of 50 weeks minimum. If you cannot commit to that attendance, please do not apply.
Frozen meats require a Farmers' Market health permit (B) and must be processed and packaged at approved and permitted facilities. They must be labeled and must meet TFER rules for time kept hot or cold as required.
Eggs only: Requires a health permit but the fee is waived by COA. Eggs must be kept cooled at 45 degrees or less.
Link to the permit for vending items other than uncut fruits and vegetables or items that are considered non-hazardous at farmers markets: http://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Health/Environmental/Farm_MrktApp03-20-14.pdf
Farmers Market Permit questions, COA phone number-(512) 978-0300 call to confirm hours for lobby 7:45a-4:30p. Address: 1520 Rutherford Lane, 78767Southeast entrance, building 1, 2nd floor – Buildings found on northeast corner of Rutherford & Cameron Rd., building 1 is further east on Rutherford.Walk-in Hours: Monday through Friday 7:45 AM to 3:30 PM.You may apply by completing application for your Farmers’ Market health permit: http://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Health/Environmental/farmers_market_app_packet_01-27-15.pdf and send vial email here: http://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Health/Environmental/farmers_market_app_packet_01-27-15.pdf to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The processed permit must be picked up in person.
Any business that grows or distributes plants with the intent to sell in temporary markets or at a temporary location needs a Nursery Floral License Class M and an Event Permit for each event. http://www.texasagriculture.gov/RegulatoryPrograms/PlantQuality/NurseryFloral.aspx