Helpful Info


interested in selling your goods at the marketplace? becoming eligible isn’t as complicated AS YOU MIGHT EXPECT! CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO Take A LOOK AT THESE GREAT VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PUBLICATIONS:

GOING TO MARKET: VDACS GUIDE TO SELLING GOODS https://pubs.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/pubs_ext_vt_edu/ANR/ANR-46/FST-273.pdf

ARE YOU A FOOD VENDOR WHO’D LIKE TO OFFER SAMPLES?http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/vagrown/pdf/foodsamplessafety.pdf

VDACS FOOD SAFETY GUIDE FOR MARKETS http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/vagrown/pdf/FoodSafetyGuide.pdf

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Virginia department of agriculture and consumer services

(757) 363-3909

With one phone call to this number, you can ask questions about all food products sold at retail (stores, farmers markets, other retail outlets) including but not limited to, processed, canned fruits and vegetables; pickled products; vinegar products; meat and poultry; fish and seafood; and baked goods.

http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov


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VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (CHESAPEAKE)

(757) 382-8672

Environmental health will be happy to provide you with everything you need to know pertaining to safe food service operations. From special events to food trucks, VDH is your source for obtaining the permits required to prepare and serve ready-to-eat foods to the public.

http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/chesapeake/environmental-health


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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

(202) 720-2791

The (Ask The Expert) tool: https://www.usda.gov/ask-expert provides a wealth of information on various food safety guidelines & protocols. The USDA is responsible for the safety of meat, poultry and egg products.

https://www.usda.gov



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