Everything you offer for sale at our markets must be grown, gathered or harvested by you, a family member or direct employee. We do not allow for any buy/sell of mature agricultural foods or products by our farms, and will investigate reports to the contrary.
However, there are some reasonable exceptions to this policy:
- you may purchase starter plants or seedlings (tomatoes, etc) from a nursery for the purpose of raising them to harvest; you may not resell the purchased starts or seedlings at our markets.
- you may purchase livestock from other farms for the purpose of raising them to harvest or for husbandry; you may not purchase a mature animal for the sole purpose of immediate processing for items to be sold at our markets.
- you may purchase bees & hives for the purpose of starting or expanding your honey production
Basically, we work with farmers — not end-stage processors, brokers or retailers.