Chapter 80-7-1 Agriculture and Industries
a large and repeating customer base, and afford farmers a
profitable location to sell produce and other goods.
(4) Factors that define the term “Farmers Market” and
distinguish farmers markets from road-side stands, grocery
stores and from other types of food marketing outlets, include:
farmers selling produce and food items they grow and produce to
individual customers at a temporary or permanent location, often
located on public property, such as a common public area or
parking lot on a periodic basis, typically once or twice a week
for a set period of time, usually 3 or 4 hours. This happens
during the local growing season, usually 5 or 6 months.
(5) Depending on the farmers markets, a wide variety
of products are available. Poultry, pork, fish, shellfish, lamb,
beef, eggs, milk, cream, butter, cheese, honey, syrup, jams,
jellies, sauces, mushrooms, flowers, breads, and pastries are
some examples of vendor produced products sold at farmers
markets in addition to fruits and vegetables.
Authors: Don Wambles, Patrick B. Moody
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§2-5A-1 et. seq.
History: New Rule: Filed February 12, 2014; effective
March 19, 2014.
(1) As used in this Chapter, the following words
shall have the meaning stated below:
(a) Agricultural Production and Practice of the
Agricultural Arts -- To be involved in and make decisions
regarding all phases of producing an agricultural product, which
includes, but is not limited to, planting, growing, fertilizing,
irrigating, cultivating, pest control, and harvesting.
(b) Alcoholic Beverages – AL code §28-3-1 Any
alcoholic, spirituous, vinous, fermented or other alcoholic
beverage, or combination of liquors and mixed liquor, a part of
which is spirituous, vinous, fermented or otherwise alcoholic,
and all drinks or drinkable liquids, preparations or mixtures
intended for beverage purposes, which contain one-half of one
percent or more of alcohol by volume, and shall include liquor,
beer and wine.