“Farmers market” means a marketplace which operates seasonally, principally as a common market for Iowa-produced farm products on a retail basis for consumption elsewhere.

“Farmers market potentially hazardous food license” means a license for a temporary food establishment that sells potentially hazardous foods at farmers markets. A separate annual farmers market potentially hazardous food license is required for each county in which the licensee sells potentially hazardous foods at farmers markets. The license is only applicable at farmers markets and is not required in order to sell wholesome (including whole uncut produce), fresh shell eggs to consumer customers.

To properly complete an application

  1. First fill out the application form along with all of the appropriate information regarding the application.
  2. Deliver or mail the application and fee to the Public Health Department between 8:00-4:30, Monday through Friday.

The department currently only accepts cash, personal or cashiers check, or money order.

Application and Requirement Documents

Farmers Market Application
Farmers Market Requirements

Additional Guidance Documents


Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 30 & Chapter 31, and Iowa Code Chapter 137F

Guidance Documents

Additional Code and Guidance Documents