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 and/or use of seasonal market products, please do not apply.
Food to be sold must be presented for sampling and inspection of labeling before acceptance into market/s. Note: All food items must be clearly labeled and include:
1. Contact information: address, phone # and/or email address
2. Contents: Name of item should include common name: i.e. Banana nut bread, rather than fruit bread so consumers know there are nuts or other common allergens at first glance.
3. List of ingredients according to weight.
Link to the COA Farmers' Market health permit for vending items other than uncut fruits and vegetables or items pre-packaged in your commercial kitchen not considered hazardous by the local health authority: 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, 78767. Southeast 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 here: 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.