Hernando Farmers Market vendor meeting set

The Hernando Farmers Market annual vendor meeting has been set for Friday, March 3 at 9 a.m. and will end at 11:30 a.m. Use this link https://bit.ly/3XYX3RO to register for the meeting(s)

The meeting will be held at the Hernando City Hall board room, located at 475 West Commerce Street (left side entrance).  For those who cannot attend in person a Zoom link will be emailed to you.  Please register at 662-469-8480.

Speakers from the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, Mississippi Department of Revenue, DeSoto County Extension Office, and Hernando Farmers Market will discuss guidelines for our farmers market and state guidelines for selling at Mississippi farmers markets.  Farmers will have the ability to bring their scales to be calibrated by MDAC Weights & Measures.  Current and new farmers can pick up an state exemption form to fill out and turn in to MDAC at the meeting. 

The Hernando Farmers Market 2023 application will be available for those interested in selling at the farmers market.  Vendors selling food products are required to take a general food safety class before selling at the market.  A FREE food safety class will be offered the same day at 1:30 p.m. at the MSU Extension office.  If you are interested in selling acidified foods (pickles, jams & jellies, etc.) you will need to have an acidified foods training class which is also offered after general food safety.  Please register at 662-469-8480.

For questions, please email gmatheny@cityofhernando.org or call 662-449-9127.

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