Regulations for Farmers Markets
Prince George's County has many farmer's markets all over the county. These markets offer a variety of things, like fresh fruits and vegetables, canned fruits and veggies, meats, dairy products, ready-to-eat foods, and arts and crafts. This guide is here to tell you about the different types of food you can find at these local farmer's markets.
Required Permits & Licenses
You don't need a food service permit if you're selling whole and uncut raw produce, fresh herbs, or cottage foods. All other foods require one of the following:
- A permit from the Prince George’s County Health Department food service facility permits.
- Licenses from the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) for processing or producing mobile units.
- Being part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspection program.
- Getting registered with the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA).
All products sold in Maryland must have a label that contains the name and address of the producer or distributor, a quantity statement (count, fluid measurement, or net weight, depending on the product), and the identity of the product.