First-time Market Stallholders
To become a stallholder at an accredited Farmers’ Market, you will need to attend to the following matters prior to pplying to attend markets.
Speak to your local Council’s Environmental Health Officer for advice on registering your kitchen or production premises. Most Councils have an ‘Establishing your Food Business’ kit to help you.
Once registered, you will also need to also get registered with Streatrader if you wish to trade outside of your own Council boundaries. There is no charge to do this:
Obtain Stallholder Insurance, either as an addition to your Farm Insurance or via another provider.
The accreditation body is the Victorian Farmers’ Market Association (VFMA), endorsed by the Victorian Government to ensure that accreditation is only awarded to farmers and producers who can demonstrate that what will be sold at an accredited Farmers’ Market has been raised, grown or made by the stallholder.
In the case of value-added products, such as jam, preserves and baked goods, the producer must be able to demonstrate that the majority of the ingredients are either grown by them or are sourced locally within Victoria. Value-added products where the majority of ingredients are sourced interstate or overseas will not qualify for accreditation.
To apply for VFMA accreditation, here are the following applications:
Your produce includes Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Nuts, Plants/Flowers or Vegetables:
You are a farmer growing Meat, Fish, Dairy, Eggs and/or with an additional range of farm based value added goods such as cheese where the main component is produced on the farm:
You make Jam, Chutneys, Preserves, Sauces and Condiments, Cakes, Biscuits, treats or other manufactured food items:
If you are unsure as to which form to use because you cannot see your product range represented here, please call the VFMA directly on 9207 5508.
Once you have all of the above items in place, please apply to the Clunes Farmers’ Market via this link: