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What do I need to know to sell MAPLE SYRUP at the farmers market?



Authors as Published

Joell Eifert, Director, Food Innovations Program, Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech; Renee Boyer, Professor and Extension Specialist, Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech; Tom Hammett, Professor, Sustainable Biomaterials, Virginia Tech; Emily Pomfrey Wells, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Wise County; and Lily Yang, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech

This publication is available in an ehanced digital version and PDF.

Often understanding the steps needed to prepare foods for sale in the direct market such as Farmers Markets can be complex. Regulations and steps for producing foods safely can vary greatly depending on the food produced. This fact sheet provides detailed steps on how to safely prepare and sell maple syrup in the local market. Additionally, the publication includes steps a food producer must follow to get approved by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to sell these products.


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Publication Date

July 22, 2019