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The Dixie Lee Farmers’ Market (DLFM) began this venture with the idea of helping our local small farmers, gardeners and our community.  We are striving to do the best we can to make things simple and fair.  These rules are based on information provided to us from other farmers markets, official offices and other farmers. The integrity of our market is based on the idea of being easy and fair. Your input is very important.
 Please forward comments and suggestions to our Market Managers:
Jeff and Ginger Cannon ; (865)816-3023
2476 Ford Road - Lenoir City - Tennessee - 37772
All comments will be addressed within 14 days.

Dixie Lee Farmers Market
Rules and Regulations


All applicants must submit an application, along with applicable certificates, two weeks (14 days) before the date they expect to begin selling. No exceptions.

1.   Only individuals may apply for active membership. No co-ops, corporate owned farms, or partnerships, etc. are allowed to sell at the market.  

2.   A Member of the Dixie Lee Farmers’ Market or their representative must sell all products.
Members can not re-sell any products. Member must grow the products sold on members’ farm, members’ family farm, or on land leased or rented by the Member. 

3.   Member must agree to allow a representative of DLFM to inspect the farm to ensure the Member is growing all products offered for sale.

Only top quality produce will be permitted to be sold at the Dixie Lee Farmers’ Market. Products that can be sold are:

o    Vegetables grown from seeds, sets, or seedlings

o    Fruits and berries                                           o    Fruits and berries No shelled nuts are to be sold at the market without the proper prepared foods licensing
No shelled nuts are to be sold at the market without the proper prepared foods licensing

o    Dried Herbs

o    Bulbs propagated by the seller

o    Honey produced from the seller's bees
All honey products must be properly labeled with the Name and Address of the producer, all added ingredients such as if water is added to the honey and the net weight of the product being sold.

o    Cut or dried flowers grown by the seller

o    Eggs: A producer may sell eggs without a permit as long as his/her flock is less than 3000 birds and meets the following conditions:
~ Eggs have been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized
~ Eggs are sold in new, unclassified/ungraded containers that are labeled with the name, address and contact information of the producer.
~ Eggs are stored at or below 41° F.

Items requiring certificates:

§         Potted products (herbs, flowers, shrubs, or trees in pots)

§         Poultry (chicken, duck, turkey)

§         Any meats (Beef, lamb, pork, buffalo, ostrich, emu, etc.)

§         Processed Dairy products (cheese, milk, etc.)

§         Baked Goods (bread, muffins, granola, or other baked goods)

§         Foods processed in a certified kitchen
For more detailed information on what the TN Department of Agriculture's Requirements are please download the Tn State Compliance Guide.


You must comply with state regulations or you will not be permitted to sell.

A current state certification and a copy of your last inspection must be attached for any of the above categories.

We are proud to display the Pick Tennessee logo, therefore all products should come from Tennessee, which is defined by all Tennessee counties.

6.   With the paid annual membership fee. Each member is allowed a maximum of two parking spaces for one vehicle per membership. If additional vehicle space is required, an additional parking fee may be assessed.

The Town of Farragut requires that you NOT SELL FROM BACK OF TRUCKS.  Therefore you must have a table to set up and sell your products. Dixie Lee Farmers Market does not furnish any tents, tables, chairs, etc. You must come prepared.

It is the responsibility of Members to adhere to all food safety rules and regulations, both on the state and federal level. See above.

.   The Market hours are Saturdays from 9 a.m. till noon. Please Note:  All vendors must be on the lot ready to set-up no later than 8a.m. 
If for any reason you are running late, you must contact the market manager by 8:15 a.m. or you may lose your space for that day.

0.  No early sales will be permitted. Sales can begin ONLY AFTER 9am. Please be fair and considerate.

Items should be clean, clearly marked and priced (organic items should be clearly and truthfully identified). Due to TN food safety regulations: No produce may be displayed or stored on the ground.  Must be in or on container at least 12” off ground.

TN Food and Safety regulations do not yet allow for sampling of products.  That is not produced in a certified kitchen.  Therefore sampling of cut produce is unfortunately not permitted. 

Products sold by weight, must be weighed using a certified scale. Weights should be accurate and overall weight should not include the container. 

Prices must be fair and similar to like products of other vendors.  Price gauging and undercutting will be frowned upon and noted.

Any sales tax collection is the responsibility of the Member.  It is also the responsibility of the vendor to pay appropriate sales tax to the Tennessee Department of Revenue. 

At market close, members are responsible for cleaning up the immediate area around one’s space. Failure to comply may result in a fine or exclusion from the Market.

No vendors may have their pets with them at market.

Members understand that inclement weather may exist.


The fees that are charged are based the average or expected monies spent in the managing, advertising and operating cost.

All applicants must submit an application for new membership, along with applicable certificates,
*two weeks (14 days) before the date they expect to begin selling. 

Annual Membership Fee:   $20.00, due on or before your first set up at the Market;

Weekly set up fee:  $10-15 depending on the size on location of stall space

Application can be e-mailed to
Or mailed to: Dixie Lee Farmers Market 2476 Ford Rd. Lenoir City, TN 37772


Dixie Lee Farmers Market
Vendor Application

2015 Season - May 2 - October 31 every Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Location:  Renaissance|Farragut 12740 Kingston Pike, Knoxville
Phone: 865-816-3023 Fax: 865-483-3479

Name: _______________________________________ Date: __________
Farm or Business Name: ____________________________________
Business Mailing Address: ________________________________________
City: ________________ State:______________ Zip:__________ Business Phone: ___________________ Fax: __________________
E-Mail_____________________ Website: ________________________
Are you 18 years or older? __Yes __No

Farm Address: ______________________________________________
City: ________________ State: ______________ Zip:__________ Detailed directions to farm (use back of application if necessary): _________________________, _________________________________________________________________________________

 Products and People

My Business consists of: __ me __ my family __ my family and friends
List persons who will represent you to assist with sales at the Market in an event that you will not be available? ___________________, ______________________, ______________
How often do you plan to sell at the DLFM: ___________________________________________,
What items do you intend to sell at the Market? Please specify in detail.___________ _______ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ __________ ___________
Please list any of your products that are certified organic: _________ ___________ ___________
DLFM does not allow the resale of any products, are all your products created by you? If not please specify: ____________________________________________________________________,
Please list at least 2 names and phone numbers persons who will serve as a reference attesting to the quality of your product(s):
___________________________, ________________________ 

 Thank you for your time in filling out this application.  Your answers on this application will not guarantee your participation in the Market. Members of the DLFM board will review your application. Therefore, a two week processing time is requested prior to vendor selling products at the Market. Dixie Lee Farmers Market will retain this application as an official record. 

Please attach all applicable certificates,                Please see DLFM Rules and Regulations.

Release, waiver, and assumption or risk:

I, the undersigned, am fully aware and understand the potential risks involved with my participation in the Dixie Lee Farmers Market. Specific dangers include damage to personal property, loss of personal inventory, serious physical injury, or death. Additional dangers include and are not limited to damages due to inclement weather and other reasonably anticipated risks that accompany participation in such event. I acknowledge that I voluntarily participate in this event. I hereby agree to assume all risk of injury, damage to persons and property and/or death, and to hold the Dixie Lee Farmers Market and/or Renaissance|Farragut et al and its volunteers, officers, agents, or employees harmless from any liability for any injuries, or claim for damage, damage to goods or death that may arise in connection with my participation in this market. 

Applicant ____________________________________Date__________

I certify that the products identified above are grown by me or my immediate family and we have read the rules and regulations of the Dixie Lee Farmers Market and agree to abide by them.

Signed___________________________________________________ Date_________________

Please send your application, copies of your certificates and annual fee to
   Dixie Lee Farmers Market ~  2476 Ford Rd. ~ Lenoir City, TN 37772  

And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind,
 and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and
God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:12