The Shelby County Farmer’s Market is an opportunity for vendors and growers in Shelby County (and surrounding counties) to sell their homegrown produce and/or handmade craft and food items. Fruits, vegetables, eggs, jams, jellies, baked goods, woodcrafts, jewelry, clothing items and more can be sold at the Farmer’s Market.
The Farmer’s Market is open Saturdays from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM, May through September, on the corner of Center & Chestnut Streets in Shelbina, Mo. Vendors can set up for a weekly fee of $3, or a season pass of $25.
No business permit is required for the Farmer’s Market; however, a current Missouri egg license is needed if you plan on selling eggs. Egg license applications are available from the SCED office or at the Market.
All homemade products such as jams, jellies, honey, breads and other baked goods must carry a label stating that the product was made in a non-approved kitchen in compliance with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Ingredients must also be listed on each product.
Live animals such as rabbits and fowl (chickens, turkeys, guineas, pheasants, etc.) that are normally used for meat are accepted at the Farmer’s Market, but must be kept in cages and away from produce and food items. No dogs, cats, other pets or hooved animals may be sold at the Farmer’s Market.
Items processed from wildlife such as venison (deer) and Morel mushrooms cannot be legally sold at the Farmer’s Market or in the State of Missouri.
Interested in becoming a vendor? Attend our off-season meetings, held on the fourth Monday, January through April at the Shelby County Economic Development office, in the Lillard Insurance building at 204 N. Center in Shelbina, Mo. Meetings begin at 5:30 PM and entail discussion of ideas, health codes, scale inspections and other pertinent information. For a complete list of Farmer’s Market by-laws, a vendor application and state regulations, contact SCED at (573) 822-9651.
2017 Meeting Dates: January 23, February 27, March 27, April 24.
The Shelby County Farmer’s Market is a branch of Shelby County Economic Development, a 501(c)6 non-profit organization, with proceeds used to help defray expenses and advertising costs.