DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY MERCHANTS
For all farmers, producers, farmer/producer collective, food artisan, Grow Local Kitchen merchants and food trucks:
A minimum of $1 million liability insurance coverage. Liability insurance can be obtained through most insurance companies; check with your current insurance agent for more information.
A business license (obtain from a TN county clerk office)
A sales/use tax certificate of registration (obtain from the TN Department of Revenue)
A local farmer certificate (if in TN, obtain from the University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension agent in your county; or if outside TN, through your state Agricultural Department)
For retailers of prepared and packaged foods:
Agriculture Manufacturer Plan Review (obtain from the TN Department of Agriculture — contact Mike Brown, 615-837-5177)
For food artisans using certified kitchen facilities:
Information about the certified kitchen facility including: kitchen contact information, street address, telephone number, and copy of associated health or food manufacturing permit.
For food trucks:
Health Permit (obtain from TN Department of Health)