Raw Milk Can Now Be Delivered to VT Farmers Markets

By Kristen Tripodi

Published 07/01 2014 10:12PM

Updated 07/02 2014 09:05AM

Starting Tuesday, raw milk can be delivered to farmers markets in Vermont. It's all a part of a new law that was signed by Governor Peter Shumlin during the 2014 legislative session.

According to Rural Vermont—an organization that represents farmers, the new law says raw milk can be delivered to farmers’ markets by Tier 2 raw milk producers.

It gives increased access to markets for raw milk producers by allowing delivery to farmers’ markets.

On Tuesday, Sarah Hayes, with the Farm of Milk and Honey, presented information to the Barre City Council. She explained the new rules.

"We were really excited about having a new venue to provide our customers with our product. We live in a remote location so having people come to the farm logistically so we are really excited about the new law that went into effect today that will allow us to deliver at farmers markets," said Hayes.

The new law does not allow farmers to sell the raw milk at a farmers market. They can only deliver the product to customers who have already paid for the product.

To review the new law, click here.

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