Instructions for Individual Vendors

Sale of Packaged or Processed Foods

Individual vendors wishing to sell packaged or processed foods at a farmers market that are produced on a farm must contact the Health Division, Inspectional Services Department at 617-635-5326.

Farmers Market Application

All vendors must complete a Farmers Market Application, contact the Health Division if selling packaged foods, and contact the Weights and Measures Division if food is sold by weight.

Farmers Market Application
Permit fee: $100

Each vendor is responsible for obtaining health licenses, hawkers and peddlers, or other necessary licenses. The type of permits required may change year to year.

For specific regulations for vendors, check the Farmers Market Regulatory Review:

Farmers Market Regulatory Review

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Opening and operating a farmers market and wine sales
Food safety and sanitation, licensure and City requirements
State regulations
Seafood Dealers at Farmers Markets Pilot Program


  • Fresh Fish Pilot Program

    The City of Boston’s Office of Food Initiatives and Farmers Market Managers are pleased to invite proposals in response to this request to offer fresh, locally caught fish at the City of Boston’s farmers markets.

    Fresh Fish Pilot Program 2013 Request for Proposal

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