Agriculture & Markets - Direct Marketing - Definitions


Published: 2014-09-22

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§ 282. Definitions. As used in this article:

1. "Direct marketing" means the sale of farm and food products
directly from producers to consumers and food buyers.

2. "Farm and food product" means any agricultural, horticultural,
forest, or other product of the soil or water that has been grown,
harvested, or produced wholly within the state of New York. Such
products shall include but not be limited to: fruits, vegetables, eggs,
dairy products, meat and meat products, poultry and poultry products,
fish and fish products, grain and grain products, honey, nuts,
preserves, maple sap products, apple cider, fruit juice, ornamental or
vegetable plants, nursery products, flowers, firewood, fermented
agricultural products, and Christmas trees.

3. "Producer" means any person who grows, produces, or causes to be
grown or produced any farm and food products in New York state. This
term shall also include members of the producer's family and the
producer's employees.

4. "Farmers' market" means any building, structure or place, the
property of a municipal corporation or under lease to or in possession
of a public or private agency, used or intended to be used by two or
more producers for the direct sale of farm and food products from
producers to consumers and food buyers. Such market may also include
facilities for the packing, shipping, first-instance processing or
storage of farm and food products, and shall include all equipment used
or intended to be used in connection with such facilities. Such market
may also include other businesses which reasonably serve the public or
make the market more convenient, efficient, profitable or successful,
including, but not limited to, food service, baking, and non-food
retailing.

5. "Public or private agencies" means any department, division,
bureau, or program of the federal or state government, or local
governments, public benefit corporations, private non-profit
organizations, or educational institutions.