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Market Resources and Guidelines


Arkansas Food Freedom Act of 2021

Here's information on the new Arkansas Food Freedom Act of 2021.

The new law takes effect July 28, 2021. It replaces the state’s Cottage Food law, which allowed a few specific homemade food products to be sold directly to consumers without being made in a kitchen certified and inspected by the Arkansas Department of Health.

The Food Freedom Act allows direct sales of homemade food and drink products that do not require time or temperature controls to remain safe and updates labeling requirements. Click the link to read more

https://www.uaex.uada.edu/business-communities/ced-blog/posts/2021/june/Arkansas-Food-Freedom-Act-To-Replace-Cottage-Food-Law.aspx


COVID-19 Guidelines Spring 2021

The information in the images below contain the latest guidelines from Arkansas state agencies on COVID-19 practices and policies at Farmers Markets as of Spring 2021.  More information can be found through this link  https://www.uaex.uada.edu/business-communities/local-foods/covid19-resources/farmers_markets.aspx

We will update these guidelines as they evolve.  


 

Resources and Information

 

Farmers Market Coalition: https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/farmers-markets-covid19/

Arkansas Department of Agriculture: https://www.agriculture.arkansas.gov/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-resource-information/

State by state list of SNAP waivers: https://www.fns.usda.gov/disaster/pandemic/covid-19/snap-waivers-flexibilities

Fair Food Network COVID response: https://fairfoodnetwork.egnyte.com/dl/nimZHlnzax/

FNS Actions to Respond to COVID19: https://www.fns.usda.gov/disaster/pandemic/covid-19

 

Best Practices Resources

 Produce Safety - COVID-19 Health and Hygiene Practices

When to Wash Your Hands

How to Wash Your Hands

 

Finding a Local Grower

Arkansas Grown

MarketMaker Arkansas

 

Map of Food Access in Arkansas

Clickable Google Map

 

Farmers Market Coalition Webinar on Physical Redesigning Markets During COVID-19 Crisis

Zoom Webinar link

 

Information on Direct Sales Software Platforms 

youngfarmers.org

 

Uplift Arkansas:  A Resource for Supporting Local Businesses 

Uplift Arkansas