“All SMFM vendors sell only what they grow or produce. There is no reselling or repackaging of any products.“
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UNDERSTANDING PRODUCER-ONLY FARMERS’ MARKETS
Different By Design
It’s easy to confuse a famer’s market with other types of open-air markets and vendors’ markets, so we’ve developed this list of definitions to help distinguish between the differences.
The Soul Made Farmers’ Market is a Producers-Only market dedicated to making available to our shoppers only goods and produce grown and/or created by local producers. Reseller items not produced by vendors are strictly prohibited.
Producer-only farmers’ market is a market at which producers are permitted to sell direct to consumers only items they have themselves have produced.
An Agricultural Producer includes meat (excepting fish, fowl and feral animals) and produce that have been grown or animals born and bred from animals on the producers’ land (including leased land). Dairy products such as cheese and yogurt or processed meat products, such as bacon, jerky and sausage that are produced with vendors products or at his/her commercial kitchen, butcher or processing plant are also included.
A Non-Agricultural Producer must rely on as many local and market products available in their practice of creating a product offered for sale. They are, however, allowed to transform qualifying raw products into different forms or flavors.
An Artisan Producer is one using materials from outside the area of the farmers’ market integrated with other local products or when assembled by a local artisan.
We rely on these defining standards to ensure consumers are purchasing the best local products available.
This is different from vendors’ markets where there are typically no such requirements for handmade, locally-sourced items. The Soul Made Market respects this difference and supports community partners engaged in supporting the specific needs of their vendors.