Farmers Markets in Boston
The office works with all farmers market managers to help them navigate the permitting process, Bounty Bucks redemption and digitization, vendor permitting, and connecting markets with vendors.
By supporting farmers markets, Boston citizens will have more access to healthy, local food in their neighborhoods. Local farmers will also benefit from an increased customer base.
The Health Division at Inspectional Services administers all permits for farmers markets and vendors. Before 2014, the Office of Food Initiatives handled these permits so the forms are all still on our website.
All forms must be submitted to Inspectional Services, but we work together by sharing market manager contact information and fielding procedural questions. Inspectional Services does not collect the market renewal form because markets do not need to go through the permitting processes when returning in the same location year after year.