A Farmer's Market Food Establishment License must be obtained from the appropriate Regulatory Authority.
A Farmer’s Market Food Establishment License is an annual license that is valid in the County for which it was issued during market times only. A separate license application must be submitted for each County where a vendor will operate a Farmer’s Market Food Establishment.
Persons who operate simultaneously at more than one location within a county are required to have a separate license for each location.
Applications not received at least 30 days prior to operating may not be reviewed.
Penalties will be assessed if application is not submitted prior to operating. Applications not received, processed, and approved prior to operating may require a single event temporary food license until the annual farmers market license is approved and issued.
Only individuals who will be operating a food establishment under the jurisdiction of the Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) should submit their license application and corresponding fee(s) to DIA at the address below. All other applicants should mail their license application and fees to their local regulatory authority.
For information on License Application Fee Refunds click here: IAC 481.30.3(2)
If your food establishment is licensed and inspected by the DIA's Food and Consumer Safety Bureau, send your application and fee(s) to the address below:
Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals
Food & Consumer Safety Bureau
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0083