The following is information being circulated by the Agency of Ag about days they will be set up around the state for scale testing (it is REQUIRED and it is FREE). Mark it on your calendars now- it’s an easy thing to check off your to-do list very early in the season.
The Consumer Protection Section of The Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets will be hosting multiple scale inspection events around the state during March and April for anyone who uses scale(s) at farmers’ markets or farm stands to sell produce or other commodities. This testing is required by law, and the Agency would like to encourage producers to take advantage of these testing dates as they will replace the Agency’s annual visits to Vermont farmers’ markets. This will allow the Agency to perform these inspections in a more efficient manner in a way that creates less disruption to you and the farmers’ markets.
Please plan to attend one of the inspection events listed below. Bring your legal for trade scale, and any accessories that you use with it for weighing items for sale.
The following is a list of dates and locations for the testing in our area. Most sites will be at Agency of Transportation (AOT) garage sites. Hours for each location will be 9:00am – 3:00pm. You can come anytime during our open hours. The test should take around 10 minutes per scale.
- AOT – Bennington, 359 Bowen Rd. – Thursday, April 2, 2015
- AOT – Clarendon, 1628 Route 7B – Tuesday, April 7, 2015
- AOT – Middlebury, 341 Creek Rd. – Wednesday, April 8, 2015