Author: joehatescoffee

Rock Out, 20 Years

This year, 2024, will be the 20th annual Jasper Farmers Market and… we got a shirt for that. This pun has been ready a while. I just needed the right time to put it out there. The design is inspired by the similarly named 5 Seconds of Summer tour “Rock Out with your Socks Out.”…
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Food Handler Classes

Update: Effective July 1, 2023, vendors who grow and sell produce (fruit and vegetables) whole and uncut only, are not required to have Safe Food Handler Certification to sell at farmers markets, farm stands or online. Safe Food Handler Certification (aka Food Handler’s Permit) is still required to sell eggs, honey and any other homemade…
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Can I Sell Lemonade at the Market?

Selling lemonade at the market is one of those things I confirm every year with the local health department. State law just is not as clear as it should be because, honestly, no one wants to stop a little kid from selling lemonade. Regardless, I am happy to announce that homemade fruit juices (including lemonade)…
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Can I sell my dog treat at the farmers market?

This is another question I am asked a lot. The short answer is that you can…but be sure to read this whole thing. In 2015, I refused pet treat sales not because I did not want pet treats at the market but because they so often failed to conform to state law. This left me in the…
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Egg Vendors No Longer Have to Shell Out for Local Permit

With the passage of SB 179, Local units of government can no longer require a permit for egg sellers at local farmers’ markets if they have an IESB. From the Indiana General Assembly, the digest reads: Various agricultural matters. Allows poultry farms to slaughter and process up to a certain number of poultry annually without inspection…
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