Most PCFMA markets do not allow the sale of alcohol. The markets that permit alcohol sales may have more restrictions than what is listed below. Please contact the Market Manager by visiting the market you desire to sell in to confirm if alcohol sales are permitted.
To sell either of these items, PCFMA requires that the business be involved in the production of the beverage. PCFMA does not authorize the buying and re-selling of any items in the farmers’ market.
Wine production is not limited to grapes. Hard ciders made with apples, pears, or any other fruit fall within the wine category. The basic requirements for selling wine in the market are:
- Obtain a certified producer’s certificate for the fruit being grown.
- Obtain Winegrower’s license (ABC Type 2).
- Obtain a Certified farmers’ market sales permit (ABC Type 79).
- May only sell wine produced entirely from agricultural products grown and bottled by the Wine Seller.
- May not sell more than 5,000 gallons of wine annually pursuant to all certified farmers’ markets permits it holds.
Locally made beer is huge in the Bay Area and PCFMA understands the draw of wanting to serve beer at the market. Unlike winegrowers, beer manufacturers are not required to grow their hops to sell at the farmers’ market. PCFMA only requires that the company selling the beer is the company manufacturing the beer and preference is given to those who use ingredients derived from agricultural products grown in the state of California. The basic requirements for selling beer in a market are:
- Obtain a certified farmers’ market beer sales permit (ABC Type 84). This allows beer manufacturers to sell beer at certified farmers’ markets in the same county or adjacent county to the licensed beer manufacturing facility.
- Obtain a beer manufacturer license (ABC Type 1) or a small beer manufacturer license (ABC Type 23).
- Cannot sell more than 5,000 gallons of beer annually pursuant to all certified farmers’ markets permits it holds.