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Farmers' Markets Food Licensing & Sanitation

A  Farmer's Market Food License is required to sell food such as raw fruits and vegetables, eggs, poultry, breads, and beverages at any of the farmers' markets in the City of Milwaukee. Your Farmer's Market Food License affords you the option of selling at any of the various markets.  However, if you operate at more than one market on the same day during the same time frame, you will need a license for each additional market.  Operators selling only fresh produce may operate more than one booth at the same market without needing additional licenses unless the stands are not adjacent to each other, in which case, each stand needs its own license. Effective March 1, 2011, Farmer's Market Food License Applications are processed by the License Division of the City Clerk's office.

Information on the Sale of Food at Farmers' Markets

  • Selling restaurant foods such as hot dogs, egg rolls or brats at a farmer's market requires a Temporary Event Food License . Please see our temporary events page for more information. 

Both the original Food Dealer License and the original Weighing and Measuring Device License must be displayed at your stand at all times that you are selling. 

Area Farmers' Markets

A listing of area farmers' markets can be found in The Farm Fresh Atlas of Southeast Wisconsin:

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Consumer Environmental Health Information and Licensing

Convenience Store Security

Requirements of the City of Milwaukee's Convenience Store Security Ordinance.

Farmers' Markets Food Licensing & Sanitation

Information on the sale of food and licensing for farmers' market vendors.

Food Safety for Businesses

Signs, fact sheets and links to state and local food codes.

Food Safety for Individuals

Information for individuals and businesses on how to safely handle and cook food.

Mobile Food Establishments

Sanitation and licensing requirements for mobile food vendors (food carts/ trucks).

Opening a Food Business

Links to resources needed to open a food business in Milwaukee.

Tattoos & Body Piercing

Licensing information for tattoo parlors and piercing shops along with health information for those who are considering or who have just recently gotten tattoos/health/piercings.

Temporary Event Food Licensing & Sanitation

Sanitation and licensing requirements for temporary food vendors at events in Milwaukee.

Weights and Measures Licensing

Obtain a license for your weighing or measuring device operating in the city of Milwaukee.