This program ensures that proper food safety practices are followed at farmers market events where food or beverages are served.


  • Permit to Operate: This approval is required to complete the permitting process. Once approved, the owner will receive a physical permit and permission to operate a booth at a Farmers Market.
  • HACCP/Variance: Use this application to request a variance, allowing your establishment to deviate from the approved standards, and/or submit a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan showing how you will mitigate risks to food safety. 

Permit Fee Schedule

View the fee schedule for Austin and Travis County effective October 1, 2023 for all permits and services. 



Frequently Asked Questions 

  • General FAQs: View frequently asked questions about farmers market booth operations. 
  • Cottage Food FAQs: View frequently asked questions about cottage food industry. 


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To address a concern or request a second opinion regarding an inspection result or complaint, contact us at 512-978-0300 from 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday - Friday.