Direct Vendor Program
The Direct Vendor Program was established to enable the production and marketing of turkeys by small-scale growers. The Board may issue, at any time, a license that allows the placement of up to 300 turkey poults within one quota year (May to April).
Licensed Direct Vendors are allowed to:
- Market the regulated product at their farm fate, a farmer’s market, through an independent butcher, or through an independent restaurant.
Licensed Direct Vendors are not allowed to:
- Market the regulated product to any other grower, wholesaler, broker, processor, retail grocery or commercial food service chain;
- Grow the regulated product on a property that is either owned or leased by a licensed commercial, new entrant or organic turkey grower; or,
- Place more than 300 turkey poults per quota year per family, farm production unit or legal land description.
Direct Vendors are obligated to comply with the Board’s General Orders and Regulations.