Introduction

Farmers markets have become increasingly popular across the country and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports a continuing growth and demand for these markets. The same popularity has been observed in Massachusetts. Along with their rising popularity, there has been an increase in the variety of products sold. This training will focus on farmers markets that sell products other than whole, uncut fresh fruits and vegetables and includes a number of guides and other resources. Local boards of health (LBOH) should identify all farmers markets in their communities and work in partnership with vendors to ensure safe food handling practices and compliance with all applicable Massachusetts food regulations.

Before you begin this training, you should have completed Food Protection Programs for Massachusetts Regulators.

Learning Objectives

After completing this training, you will be able to: