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Sedalia Area Farmers’ Market to host vendor interest, food safety training 

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Current and prospective vendors are invited to the Sedalia Area Farmers’ Market vendor interest and food safety training to be hosted online at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 8. Due to the pandemic, the interactive training will be presented live via Zoom, with opportunities to ask questions, but will also be available for on-demand viewing. All vendors must attend and/or view the current training prior to selling at the market. 

Prospective vendors will learn about plans for the 2021 market and receive information about rules and regulations. All vendors in attendance will learn about food safety requirements from the Pettis County Health Center and legal requirements from the Missouri Department of Agriculture Weights & Measures Division. Pre-registration for the live streaming event is required. For access link, email info@sedaliaareafarmersmarket.com. Scale certification and egg licenses will be available at a vendor set-up rehearsal anticipated for April 29. At that time, bring scales and if selling eggs, one dozen eggs packaged and labeled as would be sold at market. 

As a local, producer-only market, all vendors must produce their own goods (with limited exceptions), be from Pettis County or its contiguous counties (with limited exceptions), and open their production area for a marketing visit. The market requires annual membership and daily fees. Vendors may access the 2021 vendor packet, including application and required forms, at www.SedaliaAreaFarmersMarket.com/Vendors. 

The first market day of the season will be Friday, May 7. The market is open from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the Missouri State Fairgrounds. This season, the market will be moving to its new home in the Nucor Pavilion, located at the Centennial Main Gate on south Highway 65 across from Kehde’s Barbeque. 

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