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Frequently asked questions

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Prospective Vendors

1. Are crafts vendors permitted?
at this time craft vendors are not permitted to join the LFM.  
  
2. Can I sell Pies, Cakes, or breads I baked at home?
State and local health regulations prohibit the sale of homemade pies, cakes, breads, or other baked good.  such items must be produced in an inspected commercial-grade kitchen unless you grow the primary or signature ingredient of the item yourself per Kentucky HB 391.
  
3. Can I see Jams, Jellies, or sauces that I canned at home?
State and local health regulations prohibit the sale of homemade jams, jellies, sauces, or other canned goods.  Canned items must be produced in an inspected commercial-grade kitchen unless you grow the primary or signature ingredient of the item yourself per Kentucky HB 391.
4. I grew too many tomatoes this year, can i sell them this weekend?
At this time the LFM does not permit one-time or guest vendors.  
5. Can i join just for a weekday market?
The Lexington farmers' market is a cooperative, when you are admitted to the LFM you gain access to all market locations and days.
6. What permits do I need? what regulations cover items sold at farmers market?
Before applying to the Lexington Farmers’ Market, we recommend reading through any applicable sections of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Farmers’ Market Manual and/or the Commercial Food Manufacturing Guidelines to be sure that you are aware of the state and local requirements for your business. you can also visit the Fayette county health department website.
 
7. How much does it cost to sell at the LFM?
The LFM is a member-owned cooperative.  Before you are permitted to sell at any of our markets you must be admitted to the cooperative through a selective process.  Yearly cooperative fees begin at $200.  Once admitted there are also gate fees (fees for your appearance on any given day) ranging from $20-$30 depending on the day of the week andthe time of the year.  as of 2017 the LFM operates on an inclusive subscription plan that allows market members to select either 17 consecutive weeks, 34 consecutive weeks, or year-round market participation.  The inclusive subscrition fee for 1 market booth for 17 weeks is $900, for 34 weeks is $1420, and for year round is $1600.

Musicians & Performers

1. Street Performers are permitted at the Lexington Farmers'  Market but must schedule in advance and follow Market guidelines. The LFM is NOT  a music venue, although some street performers use the perormance areas for such; we must ensure that farmers and customers are able to transact.  The guidelines may be found here. Furthermore given the importance of following copyright laws and the cost of performance fees, the market cannot permit individuals to exhibit or perform copyrighted materials within our market footprint; only original and public domain works.

2. To schedule please email info@lexingtonfarmersmarket.com  (be aware that during the summer months emails may not be returned immediately due to market schedule and limited staffing).  Scheduling request will only be accepted via email, please no phone calls.

 Jobs
1. Is the Lexington farmers' market hiring?
we have currently filled all vacant job openings.

(859) 608-2655    |    info@lexingtonfarmersmarket.com
Mailing Address PO BOX 553 | Lexington, KY 40588