Farmers markets in Ohio continue to grow in number, and the types of vendors and products offered by those vendors have greatly diversified over the years. Along with this growth come new questions about vendor’s licenses and the collection of sales taxes. Many market vendors may know that traditional market items like fresh fruits and vegetables do not require a vendor’s license or sales tax. But what about beverages, cottage foods, plants and flowers, ready to eat foods, soaps, crafts, and similar items that contribute to the success of today’s farmers markets? Read on to learn more about vendor’s licenses and sales taxes for farmers market activities.
Do vendors at a farmers market need a vendor’s license?