Other Requirements

Are you familiar with the other requirements?

Farmers who sell meat, poultry, and eggs in North Carolina must comply with state and federal laws designed to ensure that meat and poultry products sent into commerce are wholesome, unadulterated, and properly labeled. The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) enforces these laws.

For more information please visit: Selling Eggs, Meat, and Poultry in North Carolina: What Farmers Need to Know

Wanting to sell value-added or processed items at the Market, or thinking about starting your own food-based business?  Help is available for you from the Entrepreneur Assistance Program, whether you only have an idea, are just starting up, or have already established a food-based business.

Certain low-risk packaged items, including baked goods, jams & jellies, candies, dried mixes, spices, and some sauces and liquids, may be produced in the home kitchen and sold at Foothills Farmers’ Market, provided the kitchen is registered with the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and inspected.  Visit the Food & Drug Protection site to learn more about the inspection process. Contact the division at 919-733-7366 to obtain a copy of the regulations and to arrange for an inspection of your facility.  You will not be permitted to sell at Foothills Farmers’ Market until a certificate of inspection has been issued.

You are also permitted to sell approved low-risk packaged items that are prepared in a commercial kitchen (e.g. church, community facility), provided it is inspected regularly by by the Cleveland County Health Department. Contact the Environmental Health Division of the Cleveland County Health Department at 704-484-5130 to learn more.