Farmers, Homesteaders, Crafters, and Food Trucks Welcome!
Open April through October 9 am to 1 pm
Located at VCHS Parking Lot
for a vendor form.
September 29 Farmers Market Meeting Round Up
Discussion and planning for creating online vendor promotional pages and market ordering from VC Farm Market website link. This would allow for both curbside shopping and central location drop off in Wilkesville, Allensville, Creola area, Zaleski, and Hamden via one or more market volunteers. Possibility of using grant funds for gas cards for delivery also being checked into. SNAP and potentially WIC benefits and senior citizen market coupons could be used both in person and for online ordering.
Discussed liability insurance needs, Ohio food sales laws and permits, and set up logistics. Discussed setting up porta potties during market days.
Discussed the VC Farmers Market as becoming a community hub with mini workshops at the vendor booths, children’s activities, and other adult learning and activities being a part of the weekly gathering.
Discussed and welcomed the offer of Meigs County Market Manager Stephanie Rife’s offer of assistance in setting up our market.
Discussed youth, church, and civic groups offering market related fundraisers and activities during the weekly event and encouraging youth entrepreneurs and crafters to participate in the vendor booths.
Discussed creating farm to table dining experiences and tourism marketing in the Hocking Hills region.
Cottage Foods Laws: A Cottage Food Production Operations are exempt from being licensed and inspected for the production of cottage foods.Click here to learn more about Ohio’s Cottage Food Production laws, including what foods fall under that category and what foods do not. Contact the Vinton County Health Department with questions about foods licenses, permits, and inspections.
Ohio Department of Agriculture rules governing the sell of meat, dairy and other foods not covered by the Cottage Foods Laws can be found by clicking here.
Is it legal to offer items not covered by Ohio Cottage Foods Laws by donation? Yes, that is perfectly legal IF you do not post or verbalize a suggested donation amount and are willing to accept any donation given. Is it legal to sell empty egg cartons or plates and offer food items to go in or on them for free? That also appears to be legal. Again, contact the VC Health Department with your food laws and safety questions.