Farmers Market and Cottage Foods

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A Farmer's Market is a common area where two or more farmers gather to sell fresh fruits and vegetables and other locally produced farm and food products directly to consumers. 

A Cottage Food Vendor is a person who produces or packages non-potentially hazardous food in a kitchen of that person's primary domestic residence for direct sale by the owner or a family member, stored in the residence where the food is made. 

To apply for a Cottage Food Registration, please review IDPH Cottage Food Guide, complete the Online Cottage Food Registration Form or complete the Cottage Food Registration Form and return it to the Knox County Health Department. 

Other Foods At Farmer's Market and Laws
Please note, while you may have obtained a meat broker's license, you are required to obtain a Knox County Food Establishment License as well. 
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Certified Food Protection Manager
All food service establishments as defined in Section 750.10, except Category III facilities, shall be under the operational supervision of a Certified Food Protection Manager. Category I facilities as defined in Section 750.10 shall have a Certified Food Protection Manger on the premises at all times that potentially hazardous food is being handled. Category II facilities as defined in Section 750.10 shall employ a minimum of one full-time Certified Food Protection Manager at establishment.